Designing Streets: A Policy Statement for Scotland

Designing Streets is the first policy statement in Scotland for street design and marks a change in the emphasis of guidance on street design towards place-making and away from a system focused upon the dominance of motor vehicles.

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Designing Streets is split into three parts plus an annex:

The document begins with an overview of creating places, with street design as a key consideration. It then looks at the detail of how to approach the creation of well-designed streets. This is followed by a description of processes which should be followed in order to achieve the best outcomes. Within each part, the policies are highlighted, and then supported by background information. The Annex provides a series of questions and answers on some of the more technical issues.


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