Site Visit and Training Course on Complete Street Design

Language: English
Place: East Africa
Duration: 2 days, including approximately 8 hours of lectures and 8 hours of site visits and group work
Partner: ITDP
Principles: 3. Optimizing the road network and its use
Net Time Effort: under 20 hours

Final Training Objectives

  • The principles of design of complete streets
  • Design standards for street elements
  • The street design process
  • Street management, including parking enforcement
  • Street performance assessments

Target Group

National- and city-level decision makers; technical staff from transport and roads authorities; consultants; and public transport operators.


The training includes lectures by local and international street design experts, site visits, and a hands-on street design activity.


The course aims to broaden and enhance the capacity of decisionmakers and engineers to plan, design, and maintain streets that facilitate safe, efficient, and equitable mobility for all users— particularly pedestrians and cyclists

Training Modules

Technical sessions:

  • Importance of planning for NMT modes, NMT user needs and fundamental principles of street design
  • Street design elements, including design standards for footpaths, pedestrians, and cycle tracks
  • Intersection design principles
  • Street design process, including hiring of designers, surveys, concept design preparation, and testing
  • Parking management, including assessment of parking demand, parking operations and enforcement
  • Methods for evaluating the quality of the walking and cycling environment

Interactive exercises:

  • Walking audit: Participants will travel to a nearby street to audit the quality of the existing pedestrian and cycle infrastructure
  • Design exercise: Teams will redesign a selected site near the workshop venue
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