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Gateway 1 is a landmark long-term strategic land use and transportation planning project for the Midcoast Route 1 region in Maine. A collaboration amongst communities and state agencies, Gateway 1 explores new ways of combining transportation and... more
Gateway 1 is a comprehensive U.S. Route 1 corridor transportation / land use strategic plan. The Goal of the plan was to preserve transportation facilities and community quality of life along mid-coast U.S. Route 1. This plan was important to create... more
In the 1990s, Wichita began to explore the impact of growth on its existing transportation facilities, land use, and development. A specific effort was to assess the increased train traffic going through the city due to the merger of Union Pacific... more
The purpose of the Green Ribbon Project was to provide the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with conceptual guidelines to integrate environmental aesthetics with roadway functionality. This project was intended to set forth a broad... more
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
One of the biggest issues facing Nevada DOT is explosive growth rates in the Las Vegas Valley. This growth, along with the accompanying industries and businesses, overwhelmed the highway system's capacity. Part of the solution included building ... more
The housing stock of this 120 acre redevelopment was in need of replacement. Along with the rebuilding, a thorough re-plating and replacement of the street grid was undertaken. At the same time, the City of Seattle's stormwater utility, Seattle... more
"The three-km-long, heavily trafficked highway through Aabenraa has been converted according to the principles of environmentally adapted through roads, with due respect paid, however, to the substantial traffic flow. This has reduced car speeds, has... more
"By establishing seven circular humps on the highway through Sdr. Sejerslev the country of Southern Jutland has achieved a considerable speed reduction. An inquiry among the town inhabitants reveals widespread satisfaction with the scheme."
The first paved highway in the northwestern United States, the Columbia River Highway was conceived, designed, and constructed as both a scenic attraction and as a means of facilitating economic development along the Columbia River corridor between... more
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Ishpeming Transportation Service Center (TSC) and its partners took an innovative approach on the US-41 Houghton, Michigan, downtown streetscape project by, among other things, actually drawing... more
This four mile long project is intersected by two other major roads in eastern Shelby County. The corridor has long been designated for a typical seven lane urban arterial. When a safety study commissioned by the county Mayor indicated that this... more
Home to Hutchinson Technology, Inc. and consumer products manufacturer 3M, Hutchinson MN is a manufacturing town that is also attracting exurban development based on its proximity to the Twin Cities. The town used a context-sensitive solutions... more
Through Pueblo, I-25 serves interstate travel, regional travel to and from Pueblo, and trips with origins and destination within Pueblo. I-25 serves north/south travel, but has created a barrier to east/west mobility. Communities were divided by the... more
Following previous attempt, owners of some adjacent properties proposed for redevelopment filed and won a lawsuit (~1985) to stop further work on design to reconstruct and widen an existing elevated freeway and system interchange through the south... more