Design, Engineering, and Universal Access Tools
The Design, Engineering, Universal Access Toolbox is a collection of pedestrian facilities, design strategies, and urban elements that can be installed or implemented to improve the pedestrian environment and advance the goals of Seattle’s Pedestrian Master Plan.
These tools are organized by the zone in which they are typically located within the Right-of-Way. These zones are consistent with the Right-of-Way Improvements Manual Street Type Zones and are listed in an order that prioritizes pedestrians. These zones include:
- Frontage Zone—Tools include signage, weather protection, public/private interface, etc.
- Walkable Zone—Tools include sidewalks, walkways, shared use trails, stairways, and driveways
- Landscape/Furniture Zone—Tools include buffers, lighting, natural drainage, public art, signage, street furniture, street trees/vegetation, utilities, wayfinding, etc.
- Curb Space Zone—Tools include curbs, curb ramps, curb bulbs, parking, etc.
- Travelway Zone—Tools include pedestrian overpasses/underpasses, crossing islands, medians, intersection geometry, road diets, roundabouts, traffic signals, traffic calming, traffic management, etc.
- Miscellaneous Development—Tools include physical and visual connections, developer improvements, Street Types, mixed land use, open space, parks, etc.