Does the design create legible, attractive, safe and manageable routes that are accessible for all intended users?
The plan(s) should demonstrate how the design:
- Responds to existing street layout and public transport provision, and why the proposed access points and routes have been chosen
- Ensures that people of all physical abilities can get to and move through the place equally
- Provides for separate pedestrian access
- Minimises the number of vehicle crossing points and designs for pedestrian priority
- Considers refuse collection and other servicing facilities (e.g. letterboxes)
- Integrates secure carpark entries with the overall building design (e.g. use of semi-transparent security gates)
- Avoids creating continuous garage doors along ground floor frontages
For developments with new public or private streets, has the street layout and design:
- Created a clear and consistent road hierarchy that is accessible, legible and safe?
- Managed vehicle travel speed and provided equally for all modes that will appeal to the users of each type (walking, cycling, passenger transport, vehicles)?
- Minimised the costs and environmental impacts of unnecessary travel?
- Provided maximum choice for how people make their journeys?
- Taken full account of the kinds of movement a development will generate?
- Made clear connections to existing routes and facilities?
- Made it as easy and attractive to walk, cycle or take the bus as it is to travel by car?
- Designed the street cross section to support the adjacent land uses?
Further design guidance can be found in the “Accommodating the Car” and “Streets” sections of the relevant parts of the ADM.