Guides and Manuals

Street Design Guides

National Association of City Transportation Officials
Urban Street Design Guide
Urban Bikeway Design Guide
Don’t Give Up at the Intersection
Urban Street Stormwater Guide
Streets for Pandemic Response & Recovery

Federal Highway Administration
Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks (publication)
Small Town and Rural Design Guide (online design resource and idea site)
Bikeway Selection Guide
Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning, Program, and Project Development Guidance (May 2023)

Green Streets / Sustainable Streets

Urban Street Stormwater Guide, NACTO
Vermont Green Streets Guide, 2018
City of Philadelphia Green Streets Design Manual, 2014

Traffic Calming

Federal Highway Administration, Traffic Calming ePrimer
Institute of Transportation Engineers, Traffic Calming Measures
MassDOT, 2006 Project Development & Design Guide, Traffic Calming & Traffic Management
Project for Public Spaces, Traffic Calming 101

Traffic Speeds

National Association of City Transportation Officials
City Limits: Setting Safe Speed Limits on Urban Streets

Procedures for Speed Zoning on State Highways and Municipal Roads, MassDOT, updated 2021
• MassDOT Safe Speeds website:
• Massachusetts law on designating 20 mph safety zones: G.L. Chapter 90, Section 18B
• Speed limits in Cambridge (including safety zones): Speed Limits in Cambridge

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