Manual for Streets 2 | DfT
Published in September 2010, three and a half years after the original Manual for Streets, MfS2 shows how the basic principles established by that earlier document are best applied to highways that lie towards the middle of the continuum having quiet residential streets at one end and motorways at the other. The MfS principles can be summarised as articulating how and why streets should be designed and laid out with consideration of their many and varied ‘place’ functions, not just movement roles. While MfS had replaced Design Bulletin 32, there has never been guidance specifically relating to , for example, complex urban mixed priority routes, with the result that practitioners typically applied inappropriate trunk road standards taken from the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges.
These same practitioners (and the streets they serve) had therefore been crying out for help with knowing how best to strike the best balance in the most challenging locations. John Dales contributed the sections on the specific contexts of town and city centres, ring road environments, and boulevards. He was also one of the two-person team who prepared all the MfS2 case studies.