ENHANCING GEOMETRIC DESIGN WITH ITE

Geometric design of our surface transportation infrastructure is the foundation for roadway operations and safety. In recognition of the importance of geometric design, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) International Board of Direction established a task force to examine ways to enhance this integral component of the profession. The Geometric Design Task Force has met twice and also conducted a roundtable discussion with ITE members at the ITE 2000 Spring Conference. That dialogue focused on an approach to documenting the relationship of geometric design to operations and safety. A strong consensus emerged that what was missing in the profession was a test that demonstrates "how to do it" with examples of good and poor design and their impact on operations and safety. As a result of this roundtable and other discussions, the task force is proposing the development of a Geometric Design Handbook to be published by ITE. This feature briefly summarizes the purpose, attributes, and guiding principals of the proposed handbook.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Leisch, J P
    • Mason, J M
    • Krammes, R A
  • Publication Date: 2000-10

Language

  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00800671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2000 12:00AM