Institute for Local Government
Sustainable Communities Learning Network Featured Resource:

Model Design Manual for Livable Streets 

Now available: A new resource for local agencies seeking to achieve balanced street design that accommodates cars while ensuring that pedestrians, cyclists and transit users can travel safely and comfortably. The Model Design Manual for Livable Streets incorporates features that public works staff, planners, and other local officials can use to make streets lively, beautiful, economically vibrant, and environmentally sustainable.


The free manual, developed by the LA County Department of Public Health RENEW LA County Initiative, is available in PDF, Microsoft Word and Indesign formats, allowing cities and counties to customize the document for their own local context and insert it in their local manuals. 


Local agencies may use any part of the document verbatim as long as they maintain the acknowledgements to the original writers.   


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About the Learning Network

The Sustainable Communities Learning Network is a service for local officials offered by the Institute for Local Government in partnership with the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis, with support from the Strategic Growth Council and The California Endowment. 


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