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a failure to meet federal standards

August 27, 2012


From the Federal Highway Administration… A livable community is one in which people have multiple, convenient transportation and housing options as well as destinations easily accessible to people traveling in and out of cars. They also give this quick history… Livability builds off existing resources, policies, and programs: Context Sensitive Solutions Scenario Planning Planning and […]

flexible design is still not mainstream

April 28, 2012


Thanks in part to FHWA releasing this document, roadway design flexibility has become a popular catch phrase in professional transportation circles. The basic idea is that engineers are smart people who should use good judgment and common sense when designing streets and highways. At the philosophical level, the message has successfully spread. At the practical level, not so […]

evolution of highway decision making

February 19, 2012


From the FHWA archives: “Risking Success Through Flexible Design“. Over the past decade, through conferences, training, and new partnerships, FHWA and its partners have been working to bridge knowledge gaps and enable transportation planners and engineers to design with flexibility and employ context sensitive approaches with greater confidence and regularity. Understanding this evolving landscape of […]

engineers: the silent killers

October 23, 2011


Consider this fact:  during the 10-year period from 2001 to 2010, over 400,000 people were killed in vehicle crashes in the United States.  That is an average of 110 deaths on our roads every day for 10 years.  It should go without saying that if something could be done by planners and engineers to save […]