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Excerpt Icon Access Control: Flexibility in the AASHTO Guidelines
Access control is among the most useful tools the transportation agency has to maintain safe and efficient operations. Judicious use of median treatments, driveway permits, and driveway geometry can enhance the operation of the road without undue... more
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officals (AASHTO),
from A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design,2004
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Excerpt Icon Alternative Strategies and Measures - Overcoming Physical Barriers to Walking, Bicycling, and Taking Transit
Alternative strategies and measures/design guidelines to overcoming physical barriers to walking, bicycling, and taking transit.
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC),
from Context Sensitive Street Design
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Article Icon A Methodology for Scenic Byways Visual Analysis
Washington State has had no consistent process for designating highways as Scenic Byways. To fill the gap, a team from the Washington State Department of Transportation developed a methodology to collect and analyze data based on the Federal Highway... more
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service,
from Scenic Solutions: Designs and Methods to Save America the Beautiful
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Article Icon California Scenic Conservation Initiative: Scenic Resource Mapping Methodology
This paper describes a general methodology that can be used to inventory and map scenic resources based on a methodology created by Scenic California to inventory and map scenic resources for the California Scenic Conservation Initiative (CSCI)... more
Scenic America,
from Scenic Solutions: Designs and Methods to Save America the Beautiful
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Article Icon Countryside Assessment
The Countryside Assessment report resulted from a series of Rural Design Demonstration projects completed in 1992, sponsored by the NRCS and the National Endowment for the Arts. The intent of the assessment procedure is to provide flexible,... more
Scenic America,
from Scenic Solutions: Designs and Methods to Save America the Beautiful
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Excerpt Icon Design Flexibility
"In general, the public more easily accepts the lack of flexibility in motorway design because of the purpose of these roads, mobility is gained at the expense of aesthetic treatment. Greater design flexibility was observed for urban and rural... more
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
from Geometric Design Practices for European Roads,June 30, 2001
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Excerpt Icon Evaluating Your Historic Road
This list of questions will help you define your historic road and the issues facing it.
National Trust for Historic Preservation,
from Saving Historic Roads: Design & Policy Guidelines
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Excerpt Icon Historic Roads Defined
In general, historic roads are roads that, through design, experience, or association, have contributed to our culture in a meaningful way. The type of road, its history, and current condition will determine the most appropriate action for... more
National Trust for Historic Preservation,
from Saving Historic Roads: Design & Policy Guidelines
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Excerpt Icon Horizontal Alignment: Mitigating Tight Curvature
Where acceptance of nominally sharper-than-normal curvature appears to be an appropriate solution, the designer has many tools available to mitigate the potential adverse safety impacts. Widening the road and/or shoulder through the curve and... more
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officals (AASHTO),
from A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design,2004
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Excerpt Icon How Context Sensitive Streets Can Help Create a More Livable Community
How context sensitive streets can help create more livable communities; some of the varied transportation needs and objectives that are typically considered in CSSD.
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC),
from Context Sensitive Street Design
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Excerpt Icon Inventory Tools
Most scenic resource inventory work is done on walking or road surveys. These are the standard tools used to record information in the field.
Scenic America,
from Evaluating Scenic Resources
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Excerpt Icon Locations in the Atlanta Region that are most suited for Context Sensitive Street Design
Specific areas designated by regional development policies, as well as other general areas in the Atlanta area that are well suited for CSSD.
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC),
from Context Sensitive Street Design
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Excerpt Icon Methods and Strategies to Create Transit-Friendly Streets
Communities are working together to integrate transit more effectively into their neighborhood and downtown streets. This chapter explores the broader impacts of this approach and provides an overview of the tools and strategies - as well as... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from Transit-Friendly Streets: Design and Traffic Management Strategies to Support Livable Communities,1998
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Excerpt Icon Passing Sight Distance (PSD): Mitigating Limited Passing Sight Distance
Insufficient PSD can degrade operations and increase risk-taking by drivers. The effects of insufficient PSD may not be evident or significant except where traffic volumes approach the capacity of the two-lane highway, or where the volume of heavy-... more
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officals (AASHTO),
from A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design,2004
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Article Icon Scenic Quality Criteria
This excerpt from Evaluating Scenic Resources illustrates five scenic quality criteria. It features photos of built and natural environments along with rating scales to show how one can appropriately describe scenic resources.
Scenic America,
from Evaluating Scenic Resources
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Excerpt Icon Shoulder Width: Flexibility in the AASHTO Guidelines
The AASHTO Green Book (2) suggests flexibility for tradeoffs in lane and shoulder widths provided a minimum roadway width is achieved.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officals (AASHTO),
from A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design,2004
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Article Icon Taking the High Road: The Environmental and Social Contributions of America's Highway Programs

Jobs, mobility, economic prosperity - these are the kind of benefits that we usually attribute to transportation. But theres a lot more to say about the good transportation does, not just for today, but far into the future. Good things... more

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officals (AASHTO),
from AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence,2003
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Excerpt Icon The Impact of Transportation on Livability
When transportation is people-oriented, it can help build communities and restore community life. It can provide the accessibility and exposure that helps develop business. It can allow for entrepreneurial opportunities by molding public spaces... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from The Role of Transit in Creating Livable Metropolitan Communities,1997
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Article Icon Transit-Friendly Streets
Transit-friendly streets are places that "balance" street uses over having any single mode of transportation dominate. In many cases, this means altering a street to make transit use more efficient and convenient, and less so for automobiles - while... more
Project for Public Spaces (PPS),
from Transit-Friendly Streets: Design and Traffic Management Strategies to Support Livable Communities
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Excerpt Icon Transit-Friendly Streets
Transit-friendly streets are streets where transit use is made more efficient and convenient and the street is made less efficient and convenient for automobiles while still accommodating them. Transit-friendly streets involve "balancing" street... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from Transit-Friendly Streets: Design and Traffic Management Strategies to Support Livable Communities,1998
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