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    NYT article - NYC issues street design manual

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/ny...1&ref=nyregion

    I want to see this design manual. Maybe I can convince the powers that be that it could work here too!
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/ny...1&ref=nyregion

    I want to see this design manual. Maybe I can convince the powers that be that it could work here too!
    Thank you for starting this thread. I can't wait to see the (232-page) design manual. A few more details from ^^above article:
    The manual, to be released on Wednesday [May 20], culminates nearly two years of work involving more than a dozen agencies led by the Department of Transportation. By offering “a single framework and playbook,” as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg says in the introduction, the manual promises to simplify the design process and reduce the costs for city agencies, urban planners, developers and community groups.

    Urban planners say that the document is long overdue, and that it promises to be as much a map to the future as it is a handbook for the present: getting people to think about streets as not just thoroughfares for cars, but as public spaces incorporating safety, aesthetics, environmental and community concerns.

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    If anyone's interested, here is the UK's manual for streets.

    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/manforstreets/

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