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Author National Association of City Transportation Officials, authoring body, issuing body

Title Urban street stormwater guide / National Association of City Transportation Officials
Published New York, NY National Association of City Transportation Officials, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (168 pages)
Contents Front Cover ; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Acknowledgments; Contents ; Foreword; About the Guide ; Using the Guide ; 1. Streets as Ecosystems ; Green Street Principles ; Streets are Ecosystems ; Why Sustainable Stormwater Management Matters ; The Role of Streets ; Complete Streets are Green Streets ; 2. Planning for Stormwater ; Deveoping a Sustainable Stormwater Network ; Setting Goals for Stormwater Management ; Regional Climate & Ecology ; Aligning with Goals for Streets ; Solving the Street Design Puzzle ; Retrofitting Streets for Stormwater ; Reconstructing Streets for Stormwater
3. Stormwater Streets Stormwater Street Types ; Ultra Urban Green Street ; Green Transitway ; Boulevard ; Neighborhood Main Street ; Residential Street ; Commercial Shared Street ; Residential Shared Street ; Green Alley ; Industrial Street ; Stormwater Greenway ; Reclaimed Intersection ; 4. Stormwater Elements ; Green Stormwater Elements ; Bioretention Planter ; Biofiltration Planter ; Bioretention Swale ; Hybrid Bioretention Planter ; Stormwater Tree ; Permeable Pavement ; Green Infrastructure Configurations ; Stormwater Curb Extension ; Stormwater Transit Stop ; Floating Island Planter
City Policy & Guidance References Credits ; Photo Credits
Stormwater Median Bioretention Design Considerations ; Bioretention Cell Sizing ; Inflow, Outflow, & Overflow ; Inlet Design ; Presettling Zone ; Soil, Media & Plantings ; 5. Partnerships & Performance ; Policies, Programs, & Partnerships ; Policy ; Collaboration & Partnerships ; Operations & Maintenance ; Performance Measures ; Measure Performance for Policy Goals ; Measure Performance at Program & Project Scales ; Performance Measures for Ecology ; Performance Measures for Mobility ; Performance Measures for Urban Vitality ; 6. Resources ; Glossary ; Endnotes ; References
Summary Streets make up more than 80 percent of all public space in cities, yet street space is often underutilized or disproportionately allocated to the movement of private motor vehicles. Excess impervious surface contributes to stormwater runoff, posing a threat to the environment and human health, and often overwhelming sewer systems. This excess asphalt also poses a threat to public safety, encouraging faster speeds and dangerous conditions for people walking and biking. This volume begins from the principle that street design can support--or degrade--the urban area's overall environmental health. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm. With thoughtful design, GSI can bolster strategies to provide a safe and pleasant walking and biking experience, efficient and reliable transit service, and safer streets for all users. Building on the successful NACTO urban street guides, this book provides the best practices for the design of GSI along transportation corridors. The authors consider context-sensitive design elements related to street design, character and use, zoning, posted speed, traffic volumes, and impacts to non-motorized and vehicular access. The Guide documents and synthesizes current practices being developed by individual agencies and recommends design guidance for implementation, as well as explores innovative new strategies being tested in cities nationwide. The guidance will focus on providing safe, functioning and maintainable infrastructure that meets the unique needs and requirements of the transportation corridors and its various uses and users. The state-of-the-art solutions in this guide will assist urban planners and designers, transportation engineers, city officials, ecologists, public works officials, and others interested in the role of the built urban landscape in protecting the climate, water quality, and natural environment
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 07, 2017)
Subject City traffic -- Planning.
Drainage -- Planning.
Storm sewers -- Planning.
Streets -- Planning.
Sustainable development.
Urban runoff -- Planning.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1610918142