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.


Good street design impacts upon a wide variety of issues, and it is, thus, essential for all those involved in designing streets to work productively to achieve the goals of this policy document.

The design rationale, processes and justification for a new approach to street design have been clearly laid out. It is, however, of central importance that individuals and organisations adopt both the spirit and the detail of this policy and engage in a proactive manner.

The outcomes for all of those involved in street design are not simply designs, approvals or agreements: they are the delivery of new lively, vibrant and sustainable places of which Scotland can be proud for generations to come.

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J Cooper

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