Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvements Evaluation

A before and after study needs to be carried out to evaluate the success of the improvements made to Interstate 580 (I-580) as mentioned above. The researcher can identify additional parameters to use in this study but has to include the following parameters to evaluate the success for each of the improvement measures outlined: (1) safety; (2) congestion relief; (3) environmental factors; (4) maintenance access;(5) emergency response access; (6) travel time; (7) accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians; (8) number of accidents; and (9) design standards. Upon agreeing with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) project manager on the parameters to use for this study, the researcher must also propose guidance and evaluation methods to be used.