Quick-build project hallmarks—temporary materials, rapid installation times, and modularity—allow many projects to overcome accessibility obstacles, like a lack of political will or funding. For users with disabilities, quick-builds can provide more immediate relief than more permanent counterparts.
For communities contemplating their first roundabout, a truck rodeo can be a great tool for building support and addressing the concerns of freight haulers, farmers, and other users. The event invites the community to come and test a full-size replica of the roundabout in a controlled environment.
MetroPlan Orlando—the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Central Florida—uses Connected Vehicle data to identify roadways throughout the region where high speeds may be contributing to more crashes and unsafe conditions for people driving, walking, biking, or moving.
Transportation infrastructure can exacerbate a city’s public health problems. If our existing transportation habits aggravate these big public health issues, then changing those habits can help to mitigate them. Here’s how strategic changes to transportation planning can impact major public health crises.
A major cause of climate change is the country’s greenhouse gas emissions that come from transportation. Reworking our communities to emphasize active transportation methods can play a large role in reducing the toll it takes on our environment.
The Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program released Research Report 992: Guide to Pedestrian Analysis to help provide guidance and methods for developing safe, functional, and attractive facilities for people who walk.