Development of Guidelines for Roads in Remote/Isolated Communities with Mixed Non-Conventional Vehicle Types - Phase I

Travel environments in remote and isolated communities are quite unique. Travel routes can vary greatly from season to season, non-traditional vehicle modes (e.g., all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles) are used frequently, and a single gravel road may serve as a travel corridor and the village playground simultaneously. A lack of guidance exists for communities that require roads with standards somewhere in between those set for local and low-volume roads and those set for trail systems. This project will serve to engage transportation designers and planners and conduct case studies in Alaska to develop the design philosophy, framework, and vehicle criteria to meet the needs of remote and isolated transportation environments.


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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

      University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Start Date: 20190901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01718686
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Safety Equity in Transportation
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Oct 2 2019 8:36AM