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Streets, roads and pavements

Highway Design Guide

The Highway Design Guide sets out our approach to development within York.

It states that the environment should be designed with a focus on people and their activities, not dominated by roads and transport.

Any new developments should have the following aims:

  • new housing estates should relate to their context and integrate with their landscape and townscape setting
  • the quality of new estates should be improved for the benefit of residents, neighbours and existing communities
  • safe and attractive pedestrian, cycle and public transport links within new estates and to existing communities
  • safe and attractive spaces, and road networks with low traffic speeds
  • easy and safe access between footways, car parking areas and dwellings for everyone, including those with impaired mobility
  • safe, secure new developments which incorporate sustainable principles

Highway Design Guide


Appendices to the Highway Design Guide


Support documents to the Highway Design Guide


Also see

Highway Adoptions Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Waste, Highways and Environmental Services

Telephone: 01904 551551