chapter  39
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Streets and spaces for people and vehicles

KEY POINTS: x Policy is moving away from a blanket segregation of traffic and

pedestrians towards integration x Defining preferred vehicle speeds is critical x Commercial vehicles are getting larger and heavier x Promoting walking and bicycling is of growing importance

Contents 1 Introduction 2 Vehicles 3 Roads in general 4 Road design details 5 Cycle routes and cycle parking 6 Parking 7 Loading and unloading 8 Shared space 9 Place-making

10 Case study 11 Bibliography


1.1 Role Streets are defined as the public roads and spaces between private buildings in cities, towns or villages. Streets make up the great majority of the public space of any community. Their design, management and maintenance are critical to the economic and social quality of the built environment.