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Quote Icon "Typically, maintenance activities consist of actions necessary to keep an existing highway facility in good condition. CSS is increasingly concerned with monitoring operation of a facility however and making adjustments to the design to make the... more
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
from Flexibility in Highway Design
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Quote Icon "Traffic calming is the combination of mainly physical measures that reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior and improve conditions for non-motorized street users."
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE),
from Traffic Calming: State of the Practice
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Quote Icon "[Reconstruction]: This typically involves a major change to an existing highway within the same general right-of-way corridor."
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
from Flexibility in Highway Design
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Quote Icon "A shoulder is the portion of the roadway contiguous with the traveled way that accommodates stopped vehicles, emergency use . . . In some case, the shoulder can accommodate bicyclists."
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officals (AASHTO),
from A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book)
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Quote Icon Roads and highways lead to recreational sites and can also be recreational facilities in themselves. The Recreational element encompasses resources for outdoor recreational activities that:... more
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Quote Icon "It is not uncommon to have a road that is nominally safe (i.e., all of its geometric features meet design criteria) but substantially unsafe (i.e., there is a known or demonstrated high crash problem.)"
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions
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Quote Icon "The term modern roundabout is used in the United States to differentiate modern roundabouts from nonconforming traffic circles or rotaries that have been in use for many years. Modern roundabouts are defined by two basic operational and design... more
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officals (AASHTO),
from A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book)
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Quote Icon "A median is the portion of the highway separating opposing directions of the traveled way."
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officals (AASHTO),
from A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book)
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Quote Icon "[I]ncrease in the number of lanes appear to increase traffic-related fatalities. Increased lane widths appear to be associated with increased fatalities. Increases in outside shoulder appear to be associated with a decrease in accidents. No... more
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Quote Icon "If a highway department documents that it considered AASHTO guidelines and made a considered decision to depart from them in certain ways out of concern for pedestrian safety or other community needs, a potential plaintiff is unlikely to take a case... more
Conservation Law Foundation,
from Take Back Your Streets: How to Protect Communities from Asphalt and Traffic
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Quote Icon "Geometric design deals with features of the location, alignment, profile, cross section, and intersections for a range of highway types and classifications.... Central to geometric design is the application of design criteria, guidelines, and... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions
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Quote Icon "Design speed is the single most important choice designers make. The choice of design speed should be made carefully, with full recognition of the context of the project."
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions
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Quote Icon "Neckdowns are curb extensions at intersections that reduce roadway width from curb to curb. There are sometimes called numbs, bulbouts ,knuckles, or intersection narrowings. If coupled with crosswalks, they are referred o as safe crosses.... more
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE),
from Traffic Calming: State of the Practice
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Quote Icon "Congress clearly intends for bicyclists and pedestrians to have safe, convenient access to the transportation system and sees every transportation improvement as an opportunity to enhance the safety and convenience of the two modes."
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Quote Icon " The community is anyone who has an interest or stake in a particular place. It is made up of the people who live near a particular place (whether they use it or not), own businesses, or work in the area, or attend institutions such as schools and... more
Project for Public Spaces (PPS),
from How to Turn a Place Around: A Handbook for Creating Successful Public Spaces
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Quote Icon "The term clear zone is used to designate the unobstructed, relatively flat area provided beyond the edge of the traveled way for the recovery of errant vehicles. The clear zone includes any shoulders or auxiliary lanes."
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officals (AASHTO),
from A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book)
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Quote Icon "Center island narrowings are raised islands located on the centerline of a street that narrow the travel lanes at that location. They are also called mid-block medians, median slow points, or median chokers. They often are nicely landscaped to... more
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE),
from Traffic Calming: State of the Practice
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Quote Icon "Nationwide, engineers are putting roads on diets helping them lose lanes and width. In the process, formerly fatstreets become leaner, safer, and more efficient. They become more multi-modal and productive."
Dan Burden,
from Road Diets: Fixing the Big Roads
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Quote Icon "An island is a defined area between traffic lanes used for control of vehicle movements, Islands also provide an area for pedestrian refuge and traffic control device. Within an intersection, a median or an outer separation is also considered an... more
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officals (AASHTO),
from A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book)
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Quote Icon "3R projects focus primarily on the preservation and extension of the service life of existing facilities and on safety."
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
from Flexibility in Highway Design
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