Design Guidelines for Safe and Aesthetic Roadside Treatments in Urban Areas

The objectives of this project are to develop (1) design guidelines for safe and aesthetic roadside treatments in urban areas and (2) a toolbox of effective roadside treatments that (a) balance pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist safety and mobility and (b) accommodate community values. The guidelines will be based on an evaluation of the effects of treatments such as trees, landscaping, and other roadside features on vehicle speed and overall safety. The guidelines will generally focus on arterial and collector-type facilities in urban areas with speed limits between 25-50 mph.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 16-04

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Niessner, Charles

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta

    225 North Avenue, NW
    Atlanta, GA  USA  30332-0800
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dixon, Karen

  • Start Date: 20031024
  • Actual Completion Date: 20071231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 8498

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460880
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 16-04
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:34PM