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Bruce R.Watkins Drive

Kansas City, MO (Completed 2001)

Bruce R. Watkins Drive, a Missouri Department of Transportation project, is a 10.2 mile-long artery, which links downtown Kansas City to Southtown. The design and construction of this project included aesthetic design with environmental... more

Burlington, Iowa: Revitalizing a Struggling Small Downtown

Burlington, IA (Started 1999, Completed 2006)

Burlington, Iowa, was a significant Midwestern river and rail transportation hub from the 1820s til the mid-twentieth century. Manufacturing remains an important component of the local economy, but sprawling suburban development has made it... more

Davis Square

Somerville, MA

Somerville, Massachusetts, the most densely populated streetcar suburb in New England, is home to 76,000 people. In 1973, Davis Square, one of the city’s largest central squares and a traditional commercial center, was selected as the location... more

Demonbreun Viaduct Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN (Started 2004-07, Completed 2006-10)

The Demondreun Viaduct in downtown Nashville, TN was closed due to strutural deficiency. This closing restricted a roadway that served as a "backdoor" route to downtown Nashville and closed a transit landport as well as hampered traffic to many... more

Grade Separation: Wichita Central Corridor Railroad

Wichita, KS (Started 2005-03, Completed 2008)

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

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Indianapolis, IN (Started 2000, Completed 2013-05)

Leaders in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, wanted to make it easier for people to visit the city’s cultural districts, which were disconnected from the heart of downtown and didn’t get the attention they merited. In a city with a successful... more

Intersection: Beverly Hills, California

Intersection: Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills, CA

The Crossing of the Stars with a "Barnes dance" operation and compact dimensions.

Intersection: Newport, Rhode Island

Intersection: Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, RI

At this large downtown intersection, medians and some median noses were used to make it more pedestrian friendly.

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative: Rebuidling Disinvested Neighborhood "Main Streets" from the Bus Stop Up

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative: Rebuidling Disinvested Neighborhood "Main Streets" from the Bus Stop Up

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), sponsored by Mayor Richard Riordan, is undertaking a 30-month demonstration project that seeks to provide an economic stimulus to eight transit-dependent neighborhoods through community planned... more

Main Streets: Greenville, South Carolina

Main Streets: Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville, SC

Road diet, down to the basics brought back vital life.

Mid-block Crosswalks: School Zone in Olympia, WA

Mid-block Crosswalks: School Zone in Olympia, WA

Olympia, WA

This school-zone crossing boasts a staggered, paved crosswalk through a nicely planted pedestrian island. Staggered crossings force pedestrians to look right and face traffic before crossing the second portion of the road.

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Sunset Area Revitalization Program

Renton, WA (Started 2012)

The Sunset Area Revitalization Program is a neighborhood redevelopment effort that coordinates four major elements: redevelopment of the Sunset Terrace public housing project, implementation of sub-regional stormwater control using low impact... 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

The Sixteenth Street Transitway: Twenty Years of Public-Private Partnership and Reinvestment

Denver, CO

Denver's 16th Street Transit Mall - a mile-long transit way and public promenade lined with trees, shops, and restaurants - serves as a transit and pedestrian thoroughfare and demonstrates how a transit partnership can help create a livable... more

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.



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