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11th Street Bridges Project

Washington, DC (Started 2008-07-02)

The incomplete freeway system in Southeast Washington forces drivers to exit the freeway onto neighborhood streets to reach their destinations. Some of the primary routes are through environmental justice neighborhoods. Freeway and local street... more

6th Street Undercrossing

Santa Rosa, CA (Completed 2012)

This project creates a vital crosstown link for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. On one side, it opens up into the West End Neighborhood, Railroad Square, the CHOPS Teen Center, the future SMART station, and miles of creek trails. On the... more

Aesthetic Guardrail Design, SR-20 - Ducken Road to Rosario

Aesthetic Guardrail Design, SR-20 - Ducken Road to Rosario

(Started 2000, Completed 2007)

The purpose of this project is to improve safety and reduce accident frequency and severity. Within this section of SR-20, a primary issue is upgrading it to bike touring standards.

Arterial Relations: Widening a one-mile stretch of Pennsylvania roadway far from routine

Altoona, PA

The widening of a one-mile stretch of Park Avenue roadway near Altoona, Pa., was far from routine. The nine-year project impacted more than 80 properties – businesses and residences – resulted in more than 35 right-of-way acquisitions and... more

Bicycle Facilities: Bellevue, WA

Bicycle Facilities: Bellevue, WA

Bellevue, WA

Bicycle lanes on a four-lane road with a diverter near transit stops. Bellevue has numerous bike lanes on many or most principal roads and many wetland and other trails.

Bicycle Facilities Davis, CA

Bicycle Facilities Davis, CA

Davis, CA

Two-way bicycle lane on a commercial street separated by a planted buffer from both the road and the sidewalk. Davis, CA and its university campus are considered by many to be among the "bicycle champions" because of their extensive bike... more

Bicycle Facilities Ft Lauderdale, FL

Bicycle Facilities Ft Lauderdale, FL

Ft Lauderdale, FL (Started 2003)

Bicycles share the road in Ft. Lauderdale, which has an extensive network of bicycle lanes on local and state routes.

Bicycle Facilities in Olympia, WA

Olympia, WA

Bicycle lane on a four-lane road with a diverter and a mid-block crosswalk. Olympia has a number of bicycle lanes, traffic calming sensitive adaptations, bridges, and trails.

Bicycle Facilities in San Francisco

Bicycle Facilities in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Bicycle lane at the Embarcadero. San Francisco has an extensive system of bike lanes that go over bridges, through parks, and at the waterfront. Some say that the Golden Gate Bridge trail is one of the premier walks/biking experiences in the world.

Bicycle facilities, Lauderdale By The Sea, FL

Bicycle facilities, Lauderdale By The Sea, FL

Lauderdale By The Sea, FL

Converting Ocean East from a four-lane road to three lanes provides room for a bicycle lane. Lauderdale By The Sea also features good bicycle treatments along U.S. A-1-A, in addition to some trails.

Bicycle Facilities: Mesa, AZ

Bicycle Facilities: Mesa, AZ

Mesa, AZ

A bicycle lane next to a parking lane on a four-lane road with a raised median. Mesa has several significant new boulevard bicycle lanes.

Bicycle Lane in St Petersburg, FL

Bicycle Lane in St Petersburg, FL

St Petersburg, FL

Bicycle lane next to parking lane on a one-way street in St Petersburg, FL. The street has three traffic lanes, one bike lane and curbside parallel parking lanes on each side. The city is working on a major trail linking from Pinellas Trail to Gandy... more

Bicycle Lanes in Portland, OR

Bicycle Lanes in Portland, OR

Portland, OR

Bicycle lane on Broadway; a multi-lane road. Portland's got it all - bike lanes, reduced lane widths, bicycle parking, floating pontoon trails, and many exceptional inventions.

Coastal Boulevard "Strandvejen" in Hellerup, Denmark

Coastal Boulevard "Strandvejen" in Hellerup, Denmark

Hellerup (Started 1983)

"The coastal boulevard Strandvejen through Hellerup is a textbook example of a heavily trafficked road where light road users have been given better conditions, among other things by the establishment of bicycle tracks and a central reservation."

Façades, Festivals, and Footpaths: Greenville, Kentucky’s Downtown Redevelopment

Greenville, KY (Started 2007)

Five years ago if you took a stroll down Main Street in Greenville, Kentucky on a Saturday night you would have likely walked on deteriorated sidewalks, peered into vacant storefronts with dilapidated façades, and felt enveloped by silence and... more

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Fernan Lake Road

(Started 2000, Completed 2006)

Fernan Lake Road is the primary recreational access to Fernan Lake in northern Idaho. It also provides access to residences, an established shooting range, and the Idaho Panhandle National Forest (IPNF) lands. The road is also used for commercial... more

Hayden, Colorado: Community Visioning Using 3D Scenario Planning Tools

Hayden, CO (Started 2004)

This case study examines ways to efficiently and quickly determine community preferences for balancing new growth and development in a small mountain town. Hayden is a rural town of 1,700 in the Yampa Valley of Colorado, 25 miles down State... more

I-696: Three Pedestrian Plazas Over Freeway

These three pedestrian plazas are located in the cities of Oak Park and Southfield in Oakland County. The area includes a mix of residential, community, and commercial properties.

The purpose of the pedestrian plazas is to maintain... more

I-70 Mountain Corridor

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) initiated the program based on a commitment made in the 106 Programmatic Agreement. This commitment charged CDOT to initiate a CSS project focused on the decision process and guidelines for all future... more

I-90 Two-Way Transit and HOV Operations, Seattle to Bellevue, Washington

Seattle, Bellevue, WA (Started 1998)

To improve regional mobility by providing reliable and safe two-way transit and HOV operations on Interstate 90 between Bellevue and Seattle, while minimizing impacts to the environment and to other users and transportation modes.

The I-90... more

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