CSS Webinar: Using Design Flexibility to Achieve Context Sensitive Solutions

These slides accompanied the and Federal Highway Administration free webinar held on September 29, 2008. Led by Gary Toth, Senior Director of Transportation Initiatives at Project for Public Spaces and former Director of Project Planning and Development at New Jersey Department of Transportation, and Jeffrey Shaw, Safety and Design Engineer with the FHWA Resource Center, the presentation discusses the importance of flexible design in achieving context sensitive solutions and a variety of methods for finding the flexibility that exists in most roadway design manuals. These strategies include selecting appropriate design controls, such as design speed and design vehicle, and making careful choices about traffic projections and level of service targets. The webinar also covers tort liability and how design flexibility can allow for proactive roadway designs that fit into their context.

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