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safety. Depress standing curbs at driveways, intersection corners, cross walks, and
wheelchair accessibility ramps.
Driveways should have a minimum width of 3.0 m (10 ft). The minimum length for
driveways utilized for off-street parking should be 7.3 m (20 ft), measured from edge of
Provide pedestrian-oriented circulation systems. Pave sidewalks and walks, and
provide appropriate surfaces for jogging, exercise, and bike paths. Walkways should
provide pedestrian access to and from housing units, public sidewalks, and other
common use areas. Walkways should be a minimum of 1.2 m (4 ft) wide, and jogging
paths and bikeways should be a minimum of 1.8 m (6 ft) wide. Pedestrian circulation
should be separated from vehicular circulation as much as possible. Walks must
conform to UFAS provisions.
Signage and Lighting.
Provide street signs and markings according to Federal Highway Administration (FHwA)
Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and applicable individual Military Service
Sign Standards. Guidance for minimum lighting of walkways, streets, and parking areas
is available from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).
Foreign locations must also adhere to Host Nation standards for street signs and
Note: UFC 3-530-01, Design: Interior and Exterior Lighting and Controls, provides
Army and Navy guidance on the use of IESNA standards.
Each unit should have a minimum of two off-street parking spaces. Indented, 90-
degree, and gang parking are not desirable. Parking areas should be designed to
comply with Installation specifications and Family Housing Master Plans. Each parking
space provided in a garage, carport, or driveway counts as a parking space. Provide
guest parking of an additional 0.5 spaces per unit. Where necessary in high density
areas, 90-degree and gang parking, and 0.25 guest parking spaces per unit, may be