Context Based Complete Streets – Key Design Elements

APA Ohio Miami Valley Section


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.


Richard Hall

Invited Speaker

Richard A. Hall, President of Hall Planning & Engineering, Inc. (HPE) for the past 22 years, is a registered transportation engineer in 22 states, covering multiple areas within the transportation practice. Based on his desire to improve compact urban mobility for all travelers, he focuses on both Planning and Preliminary Engineering ... Read More

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