Abu Dhabi Urban Street Design Manual

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Client: Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council

The far-reaching “Plan Abu Dhabi 2030” envisions transforming Abu Dhabi into a leading example of a walkable, sustainable Arab city. In 2009, the Urban Planning Council appointed Otak to develop an Urban Street Design Manual to reflect the principles of the plan, and serve as the design guide for all urban streets in the Emirate. Approved in 2010, the manual puts pedestrians first and defines a street design process for enhancing street network connectivity and capacity. It creates a new street typology system and recommends streetscape enhancements, native, drought-tolerant landscaping and “shadeways” that will encourage walking, bicycling and enhanced access to transit.

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