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The goal of the project was to integrate consideration of highway landscape corridor public perceptions into DOT planning and decision-making by developing a method to engage DOT staff in a variety of design, engineering, and maintenance disciplines... more
In response to an unusually high incidence of pedestrian/vehicle collisions, the City of Santa Rosa, California initiated a new concept in proactive pedestrian warning systems for uncontrolled crosswalks in 1993 after experiencing a significant... more
This planning effort was initiated on the heels of a failed major bypass project planned for 20 years, to relieve traffic congestion in Eugene, OR that left the community extremely polarized. The objectives of the West Eugene Collaborative can be... more
Purpose and Need: Inadequate roadway for current and anticipated traffic - travel lane too narrow, surface rough (gravel), and unnecessary amount of dust and siltation produced, detracting from the personal experience and water quality of the streams... more
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
Persons with disabilities have long voiced concerns about the lack of integrated access between Capital Metro's (CMTA) fixed-route bus stops and the City of Austin's transportation network, particularly the pedestrian infrastructure, a disconnect... more
8th Street Barracks Row, a 3/4 mile, 6 block stretch between Pennsylvania Avenue and M Street SE, is one of the District's oldest commercial corridors. 8th Street's turn of the century buildings give the street charm and character, but over the... more
A single-purpose right-of-way is being transformed into a vibrant, safe, and green public space. This 4-block section is the first phase of a long-range plan for a park corridor stretching from South Lake Union to Elliott Bay. When high land... more
The existing facility had a narrow roadway that posed safety issues and mobility issues due to limited passing opportunities on the winding, mountainous road. The existing roadway also posed numerous environmental problems due to: 1) poor... more
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 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 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