Global Street Design Guide
Ziele/IdeenAfter decades of designing streets to move large numbers of vehicles as efficiently as possible, regardless of the evident negative effects and externalities, such as air, water and noise pollution, increased road fatalities, congestion, inefficient and unequal allocation street space, the Global Street Design offer to designers, private and public practitioners, politicians, and advocate a new way of designing streets.
KurzbeschreibungThe Global Street Design guide (GSDG) is a one-of-a-kind design manual which is aiming to set a global baseline for designing streets and public spaces while redefining the role of streets in a rapidly urbanizing world. The GSDG was made possible thanks to the collaborations of a Global Expert Network which currently includes over 150 members from 72 cities in 42 countries.
ResultateSince the endorsement campaign has started in less than 2 months the Global Street Design Guide has been endorsed by 31 cities and 16 international organizations. The Guide is being translated or will be translated into Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Georgian and we received interested publisher also in a few other languages.
Since the on-line launch of the book mid-May the book has been downloaded 6,000 times (more than 3,000 downloads only in the first 3 days).
List of cities that endorsed the guide (end of May 2017)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Auckland, New Zealand
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Los Angeles, USA
Mexico City, Mexico
New York City, USA
San Francisco, USA
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Washington, D.C., USA
List of Organizations:
ACM - Automobile Club of Moldova
Belarusian Auto Moto Touring Club
Bernard van Leer Foundation
EASST - Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport
GRSP - Global Road Safety Partnership
IDB - Inter-American Development Bank
ITDP - The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Partnership for Road Safety Foundation
Save Life Foundation
World Bank (Supported by)
World Resources Institute - Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
13. Which results do you hope to achieve through the project/ project-idea?
We hope to continually increase the number of cities endorsing the guide, multiply the translation and the reach of the GSDG by continuing trainings and capacity buildings and concrete demonstrations.
We aim to collaborate with even more cities to develop local action plans and design manuals to modify local street design policies to adopt the principles of the GSDG.
Bloomberg Philanthropies. : Bloomberg Philanthropies funded the GSDG through the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety.