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Savannah Southside: CNU Legacy Project

Plan to retrofit suburban to mixed-use urban

CNU Legacy Project shows how Southside Savannah can leverage a growing university campus to improve quality of life.

Plan to retrofit suburban to mixed-use urban

An Expanded Functional Classification System for Highways and Streets

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of Research Report 855: An Expanded Functional Classification System for Highways and Streets. This report builds upon preliminary engineering of a design project, including developing the purpose and need. In particular, it provides additional contexts beyond urban and rural, facilitates accommodation of modes other than personal vehicles and adds overlays for transit and freight. Two case studies illustrating application of the expanded system to actual projects are included.

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FDOT Context Based Design

Florida DOT's bold policy regarding their Complete Streets Initiative (CSI) has yielded context classifications for every mile of state streets and highways. The new Florida Design Manual references these place classifications when specifying design element standards. Finally, land use and transportation are connected in an official policy document. You can download this unofficial external draft which describes the policy still in force by the Department.

Download FDOT CSI Handbook External Draft (Unofficial)

 

13th Street - Columbus, GA

13th Street - A MidTown-Uptown Connector for Transportation, People and Business

This study assesses the existing and potential design of 13th Street in Columbus, Georgia. Recommendations are made to revitalize the corridor by reconverting outside lanes to parking in the commercial section.

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13th Street: A MidTown-Uptown Connector for Transportation, People and Business

Sarasota Grid Un-Locked Series Explores Walkability and the Future of Planning

Grid Un-locked: More Creative Solutions (October 2017)

Rick Hall gave a presentation to the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce where he discussed walkability and the future of planning. He explored Background (the Problem), Mobility Revolution and Context Policy. His Recommendations included:

  • What the government can do?
    • Map Context & develop Form Based Codes
    • Follow Andrew Georgiadis’ advice!
    • Advocate & Incentivize Complete Streets w/FDOT as partner
  • What businesses can do?
    • Prepare for the mobility CHANGES via research
  • What can project developers do?
    • Design and build according to Context and stay current
  • What you can do?
    • Read all you can
    • Support emerging mobility concepts politically

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