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Excerpt Icon Bicycle Commuting and Facilities in Major U.S. Cities: If You Build Them, Commuters Will Use Them
"Higher levels of bicycle infrastructure are positively and significantly correlated with higher rates of bicycle commuting ... With growing concerns over traffic congestion and vehicle pollution, public policy makers are increasingly promoting... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from Pedestrians and Bicycles 2003,August 2003
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Excerpt Icon Design Charettes
"These are a fun and innovative way to engage the public, especially in projects where there is a significant landscape, streetscape, or other interesting design element."

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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Excerpt Icon Developing a Team Operating Agreement
"Developing a Team of Operating Agreement allows you to express your expectations for each other, your operating parameters, and the way in which you will define success at the end of the project, keeps you on track as a group and promotes... more

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices
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Article Icon Getting Started: An Overview of Joint Projects
"The WSDOT works closely with tribes, cities, towns, and counties as well as the Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and others to understand the demands of growth on the states... more

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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Excerpt Icon Introduction: Building Projects that Build Communities
"Livability is a concept of a future that is enduring, economically vibrant, responsible (civil), and offers a desirable quality of life."

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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Excerpt Icon Landscapes Architects Role
"At the early stage of a project, the energy and experiences of an outside design professional can help set the broader framework for project success. This professional can be from the project implementation team, a third party who can act as a... more

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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Excerpt Icon Meeting 2: Question One: Do we have Competing or complementary goals?
"the engineer and architect ... should be able to return with a sense of how your goals might compete with or complement each other."

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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Excerpt Icon Methods to Reduce Traffic Speed in High-Pedestrian Rural Areas
"A number of techniques have been used to reduce speed in urban areas where the pedestrian-vehicle problem is more frequent, but little has been done to minimize these conflicts along rural roadways where the problems is much more severe. ...This... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from Pedestrians and Bicycles 2003,August 2003
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Excerpt Icon Public Involvement Case Study: Trunk Highway 14 Corridor Study
A short case study of the Trunk Highway 14 Corridor Study in Minnesota, looking at the variety of informational materials and media strategies used to involve the public.

from Hear Every Voice: A Guide to Public Involvement at Mn/DOT,June 1999
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Article Icon Public Involvement Case Study: Trunk Highway 23 Task Force
This public involvement case study looks at how Mn/DOT used public meetings to inform the public of and a task force to involve them in the Trunk Highway 23 project. Includes the reasoning behind using this particular public involvement technique and... more

from Hear Every Voice: A Guide to Public Involvement at Mn/DOT
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Article Icon Public Involvement Technique: Inform - Press Conference
This section describes Mn/DOTs usage of a press conference to announce a corridor study. Includes the reasoning behind using this particular public involvement technique and an analysis of its usefulness.

from Hear Every Voice: A Guide to Public Involvement at Mn/DOT
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Excerpt Icon Public Involvement Techniques
"Some key considerations must be kept in mind when you are choosing specific techniques and activities from your public involvement tool box. In planning your outreach activities consider the following..."

from Hear Every Voice: A Guide to Public Involvement at Mn/DOT,June 1999
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Article Icon Public Involvement Techniques: Systematic Development of Informed Consent
"Systematic Development of Informed Consent(SDIC) seeks to 1) establish the public agencys legitimate role by casting its program as one aimed at problemsolving and, 2) to communicate to the public the serious nature of the problem the agency is... more

from Hear Every Voice: A Guide to Public Involvement at Mn/DOT
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Excerpt Icon Question Three: What are the key elements of our team operating agreement?
The team agreement "is a crucial document, because you will use it to periodically evaluate your work together throughout the course of the project."

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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Excerpt Icon Question Three: What can we learn from the past?
"What has gone well between the partnering agencies, and what hasnt worked so well What successes do you hope to replicate, and what failures do you want to avoid"

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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Excerpt Icon Question Two: What will stand in our way?
"By identifying [hurdles] up front, you can build time into the project to work through and deal with difficult issues."

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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Excerpt Icon Team of Stakeholders
"All stakeholders need to be empowered to make decisions for their organizations. Make sure that you are assembling a group that can function as peers with each other. And begin with a team of individuals who have the right amount of authority and... more

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices
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Excerpt Icon Utilizing Transportation Engineers As A Resource
"Professionals are key to involve in the visioning process as resources. For example, WS DOT recommends selecting a transportation engineer who brings a broad perspective, technical knowledge and problem solving abilities to the table."

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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Excerpt Icon What does this project need to do for us?
"Ask What does this project need to do for us The project goals should range across the board and take in many aspects of the CSS context, namely mobility, safety, economic revitalization, creating a sense of place, enhancing transit service,... more

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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Excerpt Icon WS DOT recommends "scheduling at least three meetings...
WS DOT recommends "scheduling at least three meetings to create a vision and to organize your team effectively to carry out the project. If the project is a large one and involves a strong community vision, such as has been outlined in a master,... more

from Building Projects that Build Communities: Recommended Best Practices,2003
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