Context Based Complete Streets – Key Design Elements
Friday, December 7, 2018
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. EST
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Complete Streets – Design Elements
The second session covers the re-emerging details of traditional urban street design and surrounding building development patterns. When walkability and pedestrian scale design is desired/envisioned a separate toolbox of approved design solutions must emerge. Urban context requires managed vehicle speeds to increase pedestrian and bicyclist comfort and safety.
Defining the context of areas surrounding transportation thoroughfares (existing and future area) allows the street designers to focus on specific design elements suited to that rural, suburban or urban character and development pattern. Practitioners have been operating with only two Area Types for decades since the 1950s. Now five and even six context areas are adopted or drafted to guide street and highway design manuals. Specific design elements are discussed and their degree of variation across the transect of rural to urban character. Specific dimensions or character of selected street/highway elements are presented.
Greg Orosz, email@example.com