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Quote Icon "[The] accumulation of legislative enactments and policy declarations makes it crystal clear that safety, mobility, enhancement of the natural environment, and preservation of community values through design excellence is of fundamental concern to... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from Context-Sensitive Design: Will the Vision Overcome Liability Concerns?
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Quote Icon "A civic advisory committee is a representative group of stakeholders that meets regularly to discuss issues of common concern. While these groups are often called citizens advisory committees, the term civic is sometimes used, since citizenship is... more
U.S. Department of Transportation,
from Public Involvement Techniques for Transportation Decision-Making,1996
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Quote Icon "Dont be afraid to provide better solutions ... just be able to explain them."
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Quote Icon "Dont let strict adherence to Green Book guidelines prevent you from doing what should be done. Do whats right ... it ought to then be much easier to demonstrate to a jury that the design decisions were appropriate. There are circumstances when best... more
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Quote Icon "Effective public involvement often occurs between apathy and anger. The job of any public agency is to communicate in such a way that apathy is overcome and anger forestalled."

from Hear Every Voice: A Guide to Public Involvement at Mn/DOT
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Quote Icon "Functional class and design speed dont have an automatic relationship. Functional classifications should be established with an eye to future planned development. There is a need for new classifications for scenic and historic country roads, with... more
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Quote Icon In 2001, 4,882 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, a decrease of 16 percent from the 5,801 pedestrians killed in 1991. There were 78,000 pedestrians injured in traffic crashes in 2001. On average, a pedestrian is killed... more
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Quote Icon "Increased capacity was supposed to ease traffic. Instead, it keeps attracting more cars."
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Quote Icon "I see mobility as a problem, not a solution. Focusing on mobility incites sprawl, and building more sprawl-inducing roads is going to decrease mobility in the long term."
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Quote Icon "It sounds like transportation professionals are starting to acknowledge that the Green Book doesnt answer all the questions that we should be asking. That said, design engineers and those others responsible for making decisions regarding the design... more
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Quote Icon "Now that we have become nearly saturated with traffic many hours a day in many of our towns and intersection locations ... Real mobility is going to come from transportation choice. Providing better access means that more people are going to have... more
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Quote Icon Read about the fundamental guidelines and five key steps for designing a public involvement program for statewide or metropolitan planning or for an individual transportation project or investment.
U.S. Department of Transportation,
from Public Involvement Techniques for Transportation Decision-Making,September 1996
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Quote Icon Scenic America proposes a number of steps for communities to take in responding to a specific transportation project.
Scenic America,
from Getting it Right in the Right of Way: Citizen Participation in Context-Sensitive Highway Design,2000
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Quote Icon The Southern California region is expected to spend more than a trillion public and private dollars on roads and freeways, including more than $81 billion in public capital investment between 2000 and 2020. Yet, a report by the Southern California... more
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Quote Icon "Times have changed. The [current] administration wants the taxpayers to take ownership of their cities and towns and be part of the decision making process."
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Quote Icon "To be effective, the [public involvement] plan must be integrated with the decision process and it must be strategic."
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Quote Icon "To be successful in making multi-modal solutions, we cant think of pedestrian and bike facilities as add-ons, they have to be a part of what we do as transportation professionals. Think inclusive."
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Quote Icon "Until we build real communities, all were gonna do is build more traffic."
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Quote Icon "We have to get the focus off SOVs (single occupancy vehicles), and become more conscientious about incorporating other modes of transportation."
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Quote Icon "When it comes to the Massachusetts Highway Department, the people of Massachusetts are in the drivers seat."
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