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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.

Viewed as the most maintained wall type, according to the AIMS study.

Aesthetic Initiative Measurement Systems (AIMS) - Phase I & Phase II

(Started 2006-06)

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

Alta Bridge Replacement

Alta Bridge Replacement

Town of Alta, UT

Alta Bridge Replacement

An Evaluation of a Crosswalk Warning System

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

WEC Group

A New Vision For West Eugene

Eugene, OR (Started 2009-02)

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

AR 215, Ozark National Forest, AR

AR 215, Ozark National Forest, AR

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

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

Earning rave reviews from the City of Shoreline and the public, the project garnered formal recognition from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) with its Globe Award, which honors U.S. transportation construction projects that demonstrate environmental excellence and stewardship and serve as role models for other projects.

Aurora Multimodal and Interurban Bridge Project

Shoreline, WA (Started 2007-06)

Community desires to improve the quality of life in the city; promote development; security; stormwater quality; aesthetics.

Austin Accessibility Assessment Improvement (AAAIM)

Austin, TX

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

Barracks Row

Barracks Row

Washington, DC (Started 2000, Completed 2004-01)

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

Bell Street Model

Bell Street Park

Seattle, WA

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.

Berthoud Pass Mountain Access Project - Phases 1 and 2

Clear Creek County, CO

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

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

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