Range of motion

This article focuses on a study based on forthcoming research from the University of Minnesota that explores opportunities to rethink the ways that streets are designed and constructed, against the backdrop of the "complete streets" movement as a way to more fully account for the range of modes and users within the transportation system. The state of Minnesota defines "complete streets," in part, as the planning, scoping, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of roads in order to reasonably address the safety and accessibility needs of users of all ages and abilities. The article highlights innovations in complete streets that are occurring in real communities under widely ranging conditions, with the following three examples: Charlotte, North Carolina is rethinking the classification of its streets in order to account for the land-use context as part of transportation planning and design; Boulder, Colorado is taking a network approach shifting the traditional hierarchy of transportation modes; and Madison, Wisconsin is testing diverse approaches to integrating bicyclists and pedestrians within the roadway network.

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  • Accession Number: 01493654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2013 12:10PM