California Department of Transportation

Design Resources

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A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 1994 (The Green Book). American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), P.O. Box 96716, Washington, DC, 20090-6716, Phone: (888) 227-4860. The 2001 edition is also available.

Highway Design Manual, 5th edition. January 1999. California Department of Transportation.

Highway Capacity Manual, Special Report 209, 1994. Transportation Research Board, Box 289, Washington, DC 20055, Phone: (202) 334-3214. Next Edition: FHWA Research Program project has identified changes to HCM related to bicycle and pedestrian design.

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, 1988. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Superintendent of Documents. P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. Next Edition: 2000, will incorporate changes to Part IX that will soon be subject of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

Flexibility in Highway Design, 1997. FHWA. HEP 30, 400 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20590. (FHWA Pub. No. FHWA-PD-97-062) - A Federal Highway Administration publication about designing highways that incorporate community values and are safe, efficient, effective mechanisms for the movement of people and goods.

Main Streets: Flexibility in Design and Operations, 2002. California Department of Transportation, Publication Distribution Unit, 1900 Royal Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95815-3800. Guidelines to complement design practices, policies and standards for State highways serving as city or town main streets.