State DOT Policies Affecting Adaptive Street Use: Learning from COVID19 Experiences (Project E6)

This project examines local and state level responses to changing demands on public street space during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities across the US moved quickly to reallocate street space to accommodate increased need for space to walk, cycle, or engage in outdoor commerce. However, such actions were underrepresented in southeastern US cities. The research team seeks to identify state level actions—policies, resources, expertise—from other regions that facilitated rapid local responses and evaluate their transferability to southeastern US cities. The team uses existing data sources on local COVID-19 actions, which the team will supplement with structured interviews with state-level officials in a sample of US states that enacted strong supports for local street space adaptations.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $67233
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

      University of Florida
      365 Weil Hall
      Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
    • Project Managers:

      Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      UNC-CH New East Building
      Campus Box #3140
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina  United States  27599-3140

      North Carolina State University, Raleigh

      Department of Civil Engineering, Campus Box 7908
      Raleigh, NC  United States  27695-7908
    • Principal Investigators:

      Combs, Tabitha

      Huntsinger, Leta

    • Start Date: 20220501
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230530
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01854177
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Aug 10 2022 1:55PM