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Excerpt Icon Alternatives Development: Engaging Stakeholders in Identification of Alternatives
"Engage stakeholders in alternative identification. This is the most creative part of the project development process, in which sets of solutions are crafted in response to the problem statement and the evaluation criteria. Alternatives are generally... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Alternatives Development: Ensure Education of All Parties on Innovative Solutions
CSD/CSS "best practices" suggest seeking outside known channels for potential solutions.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Alternatives Development: Portray Alternatives in an Understandable Format
Preparation of understandable presentation formats to ensure a high quality of information exchange between the agency and stakeholders.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Bridge Design Elements: Introduction
"...bridges are viewed from two perspectives. Traveling over the bridge deck, the driver of a vehicle sees the travelway, bridge railings, and the view to either side. If the bridge crosses over another roadway, water or land both on its side and... more
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
from Flexibility in Highway Design
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Excerpt Icon Design of Cross-Section Details
"The design of all elements of the highway cross section adds greatly to its appearance. Design details include the design and width of the median and traffic barriers and the selection of plant material. All these elements contribute to the theme... more
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
from Flexibility in Highway Design
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Excerpt Icon Design Philosophy and Background on Design Criteria (AASHTO)
Geometric design is defined as the design of the visible dimension of a highway and central to this process is the application of design criteria, guidelines, and standards.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Design Traffic and Level of Service
Level of service or LOS is a qualitative term describing the density of traffic, and relating travel speeds, delays, and other measures to performance.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Design Vehicle(s)
The design vehicle is a choice to be made by the designer and its dimensions and operational characteristics of interest are its physical dimensions and turning characteristics.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Develop Agency Outreach Plan
Like other stakeholders, resource and regulatory agency staff have particular perspectives and specific constraints relating to their availability for involvement in the project.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon General Guidelines for the Geometrics of Bridge Design
"Bridges and other related major structures play an important role in defining the manner in which a highway affects the aesthetic, scenic, historic, and cultural resources of the corridor within which it is located....The geometric criteria in the... more
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
from Flexibility in Highway Design
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Excerpt Icon Insights on CSD/CSS
Extended definition of context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Management Structure: Establishing Design Criteria- the AASHTO Policy on Geometric Design
The AASHTO Greenbook is the foundation for Highway Design-its objectives have been to assure highway safety by providing uniform and cost-effective roadway features for motorists.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Problem Definition: Identifying Community Issues and Constraints
When issues that pertain to the project at hand are identified, community outreach should focus on finding out the specific values associated with local context and address these issues.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Reflecting Community Values: Principles of Public Involvement
Principles of public involvement to be employed in transportation decision making.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Policy Icon Selecting a Design Speed
Best practices call for designers to select a design speed that is high enough so that most drivers will travel at or lower than the design speed, but low enough so that the physical effects of the design will be manageable and acceptable.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon State Design Manuals and "Standards" Related to the AASHTO Policy
The AASHTO policy does not represent a national standard for design of all roads- the adoption and publication of design standards for highways are the responsibility of each state DOT, although some adopt it as written.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon The Business Case for CSD/CSS
Agencies that have institutionalized CSD/CSS confirm that real, measurable benefits accrue to the agency and ultimately the taxpayers and constituents of their states.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon The CSD/CSS Vision
CSD/CSS vision and principles for excellence in transportation design.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon The Role of Community Values in Defining Problems
From the perspective of UDOT senior management, strengthening the departments public outreach is necessary because effective public involvement is considered the best vehicle to identify and resolve the competing demands of these three principles.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon What the Green Book Does Not Contain
The Green Book is not a design manual. It provides guidance on the geometric dimensions of the roadway. This includes widths of travel lanes, medians, shoulders, and clear zones; the width and shape of medians; turning radii; and other dimensions.... more
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
from Flexibility in Highway Design
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