Effects of Transportation Corridor Features on Driver and Pedestrian Behavior and on Community Vitality

This study reviews the impact and measurement of transportation corridor design features on traveler safety and economic vitality. It will support the implementation of Context Sensitive Solution design features requested by local stakeholders. The study will quantify and analyze how design features (Trees, Other plantings, Bicycle facilities, Pedestrian facilities [sidewalks, bulb-outs and refuges], Street furniture, Signage, Paving [lane widths, transitions, colors, materials], Parking, Calming, Speed-transition zones): a) Contribute to traffic calming and other safety-related changes in driver and pedestrian behavior; b) Add economic value to communities and the environment adjacent to access-controlled and 'main street' highways; c) Affect safety (using accident data and related economic factors); d) Convey economic benefit back to the transportation agency, community, or environment.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  USA  95843

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Gwynne, Gloria

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of California, Berkeley

      Transportation Center
      2614 Dwight Way, 2nd Floor
      Berkely, CA  USA  94720-1782
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ragland, David

    • Start Date: 20060701
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120928
    • Source Data: RiP Project 20338

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466300
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:14PM