About time. This is a step in the right direction.
Source: http://www.ipwea.org.au/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home4IPWEAQ said:IPWEAQ has released Complete Streets, a nation-wide document which provides contemporary
guidelines for dynamic street design.
Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) alongside the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia
produced the guide as a ‘how-to’ kit for designers, planners, policy-makers and engineers.
Steven Burgess from the PlaceMaking group at Parsons Brinckerhoff stated the guide differs
from previous additions because motorists are no longer at the peak of the transport hierarchy.
“Complete Streets encourages designers to view the street as a community space rather than a
conduit for cars.
“This encourages the growth of street-based communities rather than road-based suburbs.
“The guidelines emphasise pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.
“We wanted to provide ideas on how to design urban and suburban streets for the people living,
working and shopping in them, rather than for the machines that drive on them.
“One of the aims of Complete Streets is to provide designers with the opportunity to develop
more sustainable people places.
The guide describes how to plan inclusive places which may feature frontage to park, laneways
and street reserves with land use-oriented design not car-based design.
“Designers have been trying to use these kinds of ideas but they struggled to get local
“Local government was faced with a similar problem; it had no precedent on how to make
decisions on this type of development.
“Complete Streets provides everyone with a guide on how to design and deliver more peopleoriented
outcomes,” said Mr Burgess.
The guidelines were developed through a number of intensive workshops which included local
and state government representatives, developers, architectural and urban design consultants.
For more information or a copy of Complete Streets visit www.engicom.com.au.
I'll see if it's available via my uni databases/subscriptions and duly republish some slabs of it if anyone requires.Absolutely. I have read the draft document called Queensland Streets 2010, which precedes Complete Streets. It's a good read and readily available. Complete Streets is a limited access subscription based document that will be continually updated and licencing for one year is $671.00. Not cheap.
Yes pleaseI'll see if it's available via my uni databases/subscriptions and duly republish some slabs of it if anyone requires.
Sadly don't have it, goes from 'Compendex' to 'Composites Industry Abstracts'.Yes please