New York City Releases a New Street Design Manual
On Friday, during a keynote address at the MAS Summit, NYC’s Department of Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, unveiled the second edition of the city’s Street Design Manual — a living guidebook on how to design New York’s streets, based on the best practices learned and enacted by the DOT in recent years.
The new manual details “the anatomy of pedestrian safety islands,” including specifications on what works where, and the potential hiccups with this type of infrastructure. Further, it introduces forthcoming features for the city’s streets, including City Light, a new streetlight for New York featuring an LED arm — the prototype of which is currently being tested in some areas. The updated manual also provides best-practices on how to deploy certain street furniture, like CityRacks — individual bike racks and bike corrals.
The full Street Design Manual is available online,