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Little Rock Roundabout - Arkansas

Little Rock Roundabout - Arkansas

Little Rock, AR (Started 2000, Completed 2001)

With the widening of W. 36th Street residents were concerned about higher traffic speeds. Some residents wanted speed humps installed. At the time a signalized intersection at W. 36th and Romine was not justified on traffic counts. The roundabout was... more

Route 215 - Ozark National Forest - Arkansas

Route 215 - Ozark National Forest - Arkansas

(Started 1997, Completed 2003)

Route 215 is an improved 2-lane facility of approximately 15 miles in length following along the Mulberry River (providing a scenic overlook) with its steep slopes and providing access to the Redding and Wolfpen Campgrounds in the White Rock Wildlife... 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

The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock

Little Rock, AR (Started 2012, Completed 2014)

The Creative Corridor offers a vision for the reclamation of a neglected Main Street while providing an affordable downtown living option presently unavailable in Little Rock. The vision retrofits a four-block segment through a new land-use mix... more

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.

Crosswalks: Toucan Crossings, Tucson, AZ

Crosswalks: Toucan Crossings, Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ

At these half-signal concept Toucan Crossings in Tucson, AZ, motorists stop for short periods to allow bicyclists and pedestrians highly efficient crossings. A pedestrian island, sometimes covered, forces cars to turn right, while allowing safe... more

Crosswalks: Half-signal Crossing, Tucson, AZ

Crosswalks: Half-signal Crossing, Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ

Tucson has the greatest variety of successful mid-block crossings in the nation. Pedestrian actuated half-signals allow pedestrians to cross each section of the street separately.

State Route 68 - Arizona

State Route 68 - Arizona

(Started 2000-09, Completed 2002-12)

The project involved reconstruction and widening of a 13.5-mile of an existing two-lane road into a four-lane roadway. The State Route 68 project was built utilizing a design-build contracting method. Design-build is a relatively new approach to... more

One of eight roundabouts constructed (or to be constructed) on SR 179.

SR 179 Reconstruction

Sedona, AZ

The purpose of this project was to reconstruct SR 179 in the Sedona, AZ area to improve safety and mobility while preserving the scenic, aesthetic, historic, environmental and community values.

179-VOC Rounda-About After Construction

SR 179, Village of Oak Creek to Sedona

(Started 2004-06-25)

The goal of the SR 179 project was to plan, design and build improvements that could achieve a consensus in the community while providing enhanced safety and more reliable travel times for everyone.

U.S. 60 Gonzales Pass Highway Project

Florence Junction, AZ (Completed 2008-11)

During scoping, the entire community of interests and stakeholders were involved. Head-on collision deaths on this two-lane stretch of highway had been notorious for years, but in the process of developing a divided two-lane highway, a number of... more

Interstate 10: Papago Freeway

Phoenix, AZ (Completed 1995)

The Papago Freeway runs seamlessly through the middle of downtown Phoenix. From above, sound walls and landscaping conceal the recessed roadway. Pedestrian and bicycle crossings are plentiful. In the heart of downtown, the freeway actually... more

Sedona, Arizona: Serving Visitors and Preserving the Region’s Natural Beauty

Sedona, AZ (Started 1998, Completed 2006)

This case study examines innovative and cost effective transportation and land use strategies, including public transit services, that enhance this southwestern rural region's livability, preserve its cultural and environmental assets, and support... more

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

Palo Alto, Stanford University , CA

Palo Alto, Stanford University , CA

Palo Alto, CA

Bicycle lanes on a two-way street near Stanford University featuring a signed crosswalk with a crossing island, part of a city-wide and campus-wide system of bicycle facilities.

Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara has an excellent waterfront trail system, downtown bike lanes, roadway underpasses and other facilities. The waterfront trail features a two-way bicycle lane and a pedestrian walkway, all separated from the road by a raised concrete... more

San Bernardino

San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA

"...a vision for the rebirth of downtown San Bernardino, one that builds upon the steady progress of a revitalization effort already in the works and that directly responded to the needs the community revealed."

Third Street Promenade- Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica, CA

"In 1965...Santa Monica turned three blocks of its main downtown street into the Third Street Mall, and ultra-spacious auto-free zone. The problem was that this extra-wide space was too big and too daunting for the pedestrian population...and... more

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.

Carson Street Reconstruction

Carson Street Reconstruction

Torrance, CA

Carson Street is a major east-west arterial street running through the middle of the city of Torrance, CA. High levels of traffic congestion on the original four-lane undivided cross sections and the absence of left-turn lanes were responsible for a... more

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