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What are Complete Streets and why should we build them?

Complete streets are designed and operate to enable safe and convenient access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street. ...more >

How have other communities designed riverfront bicycle and walking trails?

Communities take different approaches to waterfront trails depending on the expected traffic volumes and environmental impacts of constructing trails. In Victoria, British Columbia, trails are sometimes built with landscaping between the trail and a watercourse to absorb runoff from the trail and to preserve more natural landscapes along stream banks or other watercourses. ...more >

How have other communities designed riverfront bicycle and walking trails?

Communities take different approaches to waterfront trails depending on the expected traffic volumes and environmental impacts of constructing trails. In Victoria, British Columbia, trails are sometimes built with landscaping between the trail and a watercourse to absorb runoff from the trail and to preserve more natural landscapes along stream banks or other watercourses. ...more >

Do curb extensions reduce speeds?

A single traffic calming treatment may be inadequate to reduce speeds, especially if education and enforcement are absent from the mix. It's the cumulative effect of a host of traffic calming techniques that makes a difference. ...more >

Do curb extensions reduce speeds?

A single traffic calming treatment may be inadequate to reduce speeds, especially if education and enforcement are absent from the mix. It's the cumulative effect of a host of traffic calming techniques that makes a difference. ...more >

What are the issues where a trail crosses a road?

The safety goal at any crossroad is that users on crossing approaches become aware of the intersection sufficiently in advance to prepare as necessary and make their crossings in an ordered and predictable sequence that avoids conflict and crashes. ...more >

What are the issues where a trail crosses a road?

The safety goal at any crossroad is that users on crossing approaches become aware of the intersection sufficiently in advance to prepare as necessary and make their crossings in an ordered and predictable sequence that avoids conflict and crashes. ...more >

What factors are important in designing a safe street for pedestrians?

Pedestrians must be included as a matter of course in the planning and design of roadway plans. This includes reconstruction, repaving, and retrofits of existing streets. Only by integrating pedestrian facilities wholesale will the transportation system work in totality. ...more >

What is a median?

Medians are raised barriers in the center portion of the street or roadway that can serve as a landing place for pedestrians who cross a street midblock or at an intersection location. They may provide space for trees and other landscaping. ...more >

What is a median?

Medians are raised barriers in the center portion of the street or roadway that can serve as a landing place for pedestrians who cross a street midblock or at an intersection location. They may provide space for trees and other landscaping. ...more >