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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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"...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."
"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 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 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