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National Street Design

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, together with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government has sponsored the preparation of a Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets (DMURS).

The Manual has been prepared by a Project Team with a range of relevant skills drawn from a number of local authorities (South Dublin, Fingal, Kildare, Cork City) and hosted by South Dublin County Council. Among other things it involved a focused stakeholder consultation exercise.

The Manual sets out design guidance and standards for constructing new and reconfiguring existing urban roads and streets in Ireland, incorporating good planning and design practice.

The new manual aims to end the practice of designing streets as traffic corridors, and instead focus on the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.

The completed manual is in the related documents below.