Reference: File No. LUT 4/7/5
Last update: 20/02/2008 10:21:51
a) take forward the recommendations of the 2003 report, Better Streets, Better Places, published by ODPM and DfT.
b) To determine how known shortcomings in the design of residential streets and other lightly trafficked local roads, can be remedied with a view to improving the quality of the local street environment and increasing the supply of well designed sustainable housing.
The contractor was required to produce a new guidance document to update the then current guidance (DB32) which was 30 years old. The contract involved some primary research to validate the changes in guidance, mainly the significantly shortened stopping sight distances. The work involved wide ranging consultation with industry to gain general consensus on the guidance, and toward the end of the project, the contractor promulgated the guidance.
54 Hagley Road, Edgbaston , Birmingham, B16 8PE
0121 567 2840
Cost to the Department: £401,000.00
Actual start date: 23 May 2005
Actual completion date: 29 March 2007
Manual for Street
Publication date: 29/03/2007
Source: Thomas Telford Publishing, Thomas Telford Ltd, 1 Heron Quay, London E14 4JD. www.thomastelford.com
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/manforstreets/