The US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently developed a design guide to specific to the needs of small towns and rural communities.
The FHWA Small Town and Rural Design Guide is designed to help small towns and rural communities support safe, comfortable, and active travel for people of all ages and abilities.
You can find the guide online at:
- FHWA website: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/publications/small_towns/
- Download the PDF: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/publications/small_towns/fhwahep17024_lg.pdf
- Rural design website: https://ruraldesignguide.com/