UCLA and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's RENEW LA County program are debuting on Oct. 6 the "Model Design Manual for Living Streets" to expand opportunities for people to bicycle and walk as part of an obesity-prevention effort.
The manual, supported by a RENEW LA grant, and in partnership with the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, provides guidance for cities seeking to update their existing road standard manuals with new techniques to reflect a greater emphasis on active transportation. It expands on traditional street standards by including principles for reducing stormwater run-off in streets and thereby increasing environmental sustainability. The manual was written by a team of national, regional and local experts in traffic engineering, transportation planning, land-use planning, architecture, public health and other fields.
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