Establish Key Design Principles and Procedures

Having an established set of design procedures is important for institutionalizing consideration of pedestrians in planning projects and ensuring proper facility design. The Engineering section describes many design and engineering principles of pedestrian facilities. Additionally, many states and cities have already come up with design guides and manuals for pedestrian and bicycle facilities. A few examples include:

San Diego, CA: Planning and Designing for Pedestrians, Model Guidelines for the San Diego Region (2002)
These guidelines provide a comprehensive list of site and design details that includes information on considerations, guidelines, example images, and technical diagrams.
California: Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities in California, Technical Reference Report (2004)
Caltrans's Technical Reference Report contains a description and discussion of various pedestrian facilities and provides drawings, diagrams or photos that enables standard and innovative practices to be easily understood.
Florida: Pedestrian Planning and Design Handbook (1999)
The document presents guidelines, standards, and criteria for pedestrian planning and facilities. It discusses the design details of roadway crossings, intersection treatments, and traffic calming strategies as well as presents other pedestrian considerations such as signage and signalization, school/work zone practices, street lighting. A chapter is devoted to each element and includes recommendations, maintenance, and further references.
Georgia: Pedestrian & Streetscape Guide (2003)
The guide focuses on the design of pedestrian environments and streetscape facilities. It offers technical information on "best practices" that apply to situations encountered in project development. Detailed facility diagrams provide useful technical information for agencies and localities.
Washington: Pedestrian Facilities Guidebook (1997)
The Pedestrian Facilities Guidebook provides information to encourage good design, construction, maintenance, and operations practices. It addresses the design of important walking facilities like trails, sidewalks, intersections, and crossings and discusses important accessibility issues and school zone safety. The document was last updated in May 2006; see the revised Pedestrian Design Considerations.