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World Trade Center Memorial Pedestrian Simulation Modeling Study


There are many reasons that substantiate the need to perform a detailed study of pedestrians for the proposed WTC Memorial site. Because of the complex pedestrian environment created at the site, the ability to readily evaluate pedestrians would be... more

Woodard Avenue

Absarokee, MT (Completed 2005-04)

When the small town of Absarokee, Montana faced the prospect of needed safety improvements along its Woodard Avenue main street, citizens never imagined how much their town would improve as a result of the solution offered by their... more


Winslow Way Street Planning and Design

Bainbridge Island, WA (Completed 2011)

Working with the City of Bainbridge Island from planning through construction, SvR helped realize the City's vision of creating a vibrant pedestrian downtown environment that enhances multimodal and multi-use activity. The design program for this one... more

Willamette River Bridge Project

Eugene, OR (Started 2010, Completed 2013)

photo credit: Willamette River Bridge Blog


West Palm Beach Traffic Calming

West Palm Beach Traffic Calming

West Palm Beach, FL

In the 1990s, West Palm Beach adopted one of the most comprehensive traffic calming measures in the country. It led to unprecedented economic development downtown.

Western Piedmont Region, North Carolina: Managing Highway Corridors and Guiding Development

Hickory, NC (Started 1990, Completed 2006)

This regional case study examines innovative and cost effective transportation investments that enhance a rural region's livability and preserve its cultural and environmental assets. The region's' two major highways, Interstate 40 and US Highway... more

Washington SR 99 - International Boulevard

Seattle-Tacoma, WA

International Boulevard is a major N/S arterial that serves local and regional traffic within Seattle-Tacoma, Washington. The Incorporated City of SeaTac developed Comprehensive and Transportation Plans that established land-use goals and proposed... more

Washington, D.C.: Pennsylvania Ave. and 9th Street

Washington, D.C.: Pennsylvania Ave. and 9th Street

Washington, DC

Washington, DC, has many good intersections, with tight lanes and exceptional attention to details. This one features turn lanes for buses, but is pedestrian friendly.

Washington, D.C.: Connecticut and K

Washington, D.C.: Connecticut and K

Washington, DC

Perhaps America's top-performing intersection, 6-lane Connecticut intersecting with true boulevard ("K") street.

Virginia Creeper Trail: Leveraging Transportation Improvement for Revitalization

Abingdon/ Damascaus, VA (Started 1982, Completed 1984)

Constructed in 1984 on an abandoned rail line through national forests and parks, this 33-mille hiking, biking and equestrian trail has attracted visitors, new residents, and businesses to the Appalachian towns of Abingdon and Damascus,VA. More... more

Vine Street Expressway (I-676)

Philadelphia, PA (Started 2002, Completed 2003)

The main goal of this project was the revitalization of the areas along the depressed portion of this urban highway. Project for Public Spaces (PPS) worked with the Center City District to make Vine Street, through its public spaces, a connector... more

Village at Leander Station Drawing

Village at Leander Station

(Started 2009-03)

The issues initiating the planning effort were a result of the voter approval for the MetroRail Redline, the success of the MetroExpress Bus services to Leander, and the consistently cooperative support of the City of Leander officials and staff. ... more

Vibrant Rural Communities: Clinton, Iowa

Clinton, IA (Started 1996, Completed 2013)

In 1996, the City of Clinton, Iowa, set out to improve a stretch of US Highway 30 that runs through the heart of town. The road forms a segment of historic Lincoln Highway— dedicated in 1913 as one of the nation’s first transcontinental... more

Valley Wells Construction

Valley Wells Roadside Rest Area

(Started 2009-05)

This project was the replacement of an existing (and characterless) rest facility that was determined beyond repair or remodel. This project occupies the original rest stop site which avoided disruption of the existing adjacent desert tortoise... more

US route 6-Brooklyn, CT

US route 6-Brooklyn, CT

Brooklyn, CT

U.S. Route 6 is the primary regional arterial carrying east-west traffic between Hartford, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island, and it passes through the Town of Brooklyn about half way between the two cities. Problems to be addressed included... more

U.S. Route 62 Village of Hamburg

Hamburg, NY (Started 2007, Completed 2009)

The purpose of the project was to coordinate highway improvements and revitalization efforts in accordance with the Department’s Context Sensitive Solutions philosophy and Environmental Initiative. The intent is to incorporate the Village’s desire... more

U.S. Route 3

Port Ontario, NY

U.S. Route 3 runs north-south between the shore of the east end of Lake Ontario and Interstate 81 in New York State. Route 3 is a two-lane rural highway that passes through many old downtowns and small villages. The route is part of the Seaway... more

US Route 101-Lincoln Beach Parkway

US Route 101-Lincoln Beach Parkway

Lincoln County, OR

U.S. Route 101 is one of the most scenic highways in the United States; not surprisingly, it serves high local, regional, and tourist travel demands. A major conflict facing the entire Route 101 corridor was the need to provide better access to... more

US Highway 14/16/20 (Yellowstone to Cody)

In order to accommodate tourist traffic to Yellowstone National Park and address highway safety issues, WYDOT widened, realigned and resurfaced US 14/16/20. Particular care was taken to avoid impact, or remediate damage, to the project area's natural... more

Worley to Mica Creek 5

US 95 Worley to Mica Creek

Worley, ID

US Highway 95 is the major north-south transportation artery for both tourism and commerce in Idaho. The Worley to Mica Creek Corridor, a 20-mile segment of US 95 in north Idaho, was considered one of the most dangerous segments of this route in... more

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