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Gateways, landmarks and icons

Gateways, landmarks and icons are urban design terms used to describe major parts of any urban structure. They can all have a considerable impact on the character of a place.

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Good practice

For drawings, plans and graphics that are measurable, the following should always be provided:

  • key
  • title block
  • north point
  • scale bar and written scale (sucn as 1:50)

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Guidance

Legislation (like The Highways Act 1980) has to be complied with. However, the legislation doesn’t go into detail in terms of design – for example it might state the materials that a sign should be made of or what it means, but not when one should or should not be used.

Click here to access our lesson on Policy and law for traffic and streets

Guidance

Legislation (like The Highways Act 1980) has to be complied with. However, the legislation doesn’t go into detail in terms of design – for example it might state the materials that a sign should be made of or what it means, but not when one should or should not be used.

Click here to access our lesson on Policy and law for traffic and streets