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Does Vision Zero Start at the Curb?

In the January 2020 issue of Parking Magazine, Kittelson Senior Engineer/Planner Alek Pochowski explains how good curbside management has tremendous implications for keeping communities safe….

Does Vision Zero Start at the Curb?
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Blueprint for Urban Design, ODOT’s Approach for Design in Oregon Communities

An Efficient Route to Applying Performance-Based Design Guidance   Traditionally, transportation engineers have been trained to apply a set of standards that primarily address function…

Blueprint for Urban Design, ODOT’s Approach for Design in Oregon Communities Blueprint for Urban Design, ODOT’s Approach for Design in Oregon Communities
Ideas How Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs) Work

A Primer on Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures

Traffic signals can do much more for our transportation networks than just flash green, yellow, and red. Through advances in traffic signal technology and communications…

A Primer on Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures A Primer on Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures
Ideas The Pros and Cons of a Cashless Transit Fare System

The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Cashless Public Transit System

Remember the “transit stores” of old? (Well… of a few years ago.) Schedules would be stacked on one wall and people selling fare cards would…

The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Cashless Public Transit System The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Cashless Public Transit System The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Cashless Public Transit System
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Tips for Your First TRB Annual Meeting

More than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world will gather at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., January 12-16, 2020….

Ideas Kittelson's Mid-Level Staff Retreat at Skamania Lodge

Why We Put on a Mid-Level Staff Retreat

We are passionate about the work we do. At the same time, we know people in the middle of their careers are in the thick…

Why We Put on a Mid-Level Staff Retreat Why We Put on a Mid-Level Staff Retreat
Ideas Capacity Predictions for Connected & Automated Vehicles

How Connected & Automated Vehicles May Change Freeway Capacities

100% market penetration for fully connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) will likely be post-2050, and even then may be restricted to dedicated CAV-only facilities. However,…

How Connected & Automated Vehicles May Change Freeway Capacities How Connected & Automated Vehicles May Change Freeway Capacities How Connected & Automated Vehicles May Change Freeway Capacities
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The Latest Tools in Roundabout Evaluation

Roundabouts continue to be constructed at a rapid pace in the United States. We have well over 5,000 roundabouts nationwide, and that number is quickly…

The Latest Tools in Roundabout Evaluation The Latest Tools in Roundabout Evaluation The Latest Tools in Roundabout Evaluation The Latest Tools in Roundabout Evaluation The Latest Tools in Roundabout Evaluation
Ideas Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL

7 Key Insights from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL

From July 15-18, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, leaders in all branches of transportation technology came together to share new research, make connections, and discuss the future…

7 Key Insights from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL 7 Key Insights from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL
Ideas Virtual reality demonstration of 11th Street in Boise

Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Transportation Planning

You’re preparing for a public meeting to communicate the pros and cons of two different bike lane facility alternatives. You want thoughtful feedback that comes…

Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Transportation Planning Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Transportation Planning
Ideas Five Ways to Improve Walkability in Cities

5 Ways to Make Cities More Walkable

Close your eyes for a second, and think of a city you loved walking through. What do you see and feel? Traffic whizzing by? Stress…

5 Ways to Make Cities More Walkable 5 Ways to Make Cities More Walkable 5 Ways to Make Cities More Walkable 5 Ways to Make Cities More Walkable