Optimizing Complete Streets through Best Practices and Simulation Analysis

This report, presents a comprehensive analysis on the optimization of Complete Streets through best practices. The concept of Complete Streets, which includes the design and operation of streets to safely accommodate all users, has fundamentally reshaped urban and suburban landscapes to promoteby promoting accessibility, sustainability, and community connectivity. The quarterly report probes the evolution and legislative integration of Complete Streets in the United States, noting significant progressions in policy, design, and community engagement. It highlights the shift from vehicle-centric to multimodal, people-centric urban planning, supported by rising urbanization, environmental concerns, and changing public attitudes towards active mobility and sustainable living. The report also examines best practices with emphasis on pioneering cities that have successfully implemented Complete Streets principles. These include traffic calming measures, protected bike lanes, enhanced pedestrian crossings, and other elements that contribute to safer, more inclusive urban environments. The report also discusses the economic, environmental, and technological impacts of Complete Streets, such as increased property values, improved public health, and the use of simulation tools to analyze and predict traffic patterns and user behaviors. This document can assist planners and policymakers in designing more effective and competent transportation systems that cater to the needs of the commuters.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Maryland Department of Transportation

      State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street
      Baltimore, MD  United States  21202

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Principal Investigators:

      Jeihani, Mansoureh

      Swami, Mansha

    • Start Date: 20240101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01922660
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Regional Transportation Equity Research Center
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jun 25 2024 11:21AM