Roadside Research

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Caltrans Roadside Research Program
Roadside Research Program

Caltrans' Roadside Research program performs research on a wide range issues, the majority of which are focused upon integrating roadway infrastructure within the surrounding communities.

Purpose

The purpose of the Landscape Architecture Program (LAP) research program is to advance Landscape Architecture professional practices and knowledge by researching and implementing state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies that balance mobility, safety and maintainability with economic needs, adjacent land values and aesthetic, environmental scenic and community values.

Specific examples of recent research include: investigation into new techniques for effective erosion control, evaluation of the benefits provided by compost to soil structure and long term plant establishment, and strategies for improving the effectiveness of Safety Roadside Rest Areas

 

General Research

General Research

Caltrans Landscape Architecture Program (LAP) performs research to advance landscape architectural practice and knowledge by implementing new state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies that balance mobility, safety, and maintainability with economic needs, adjacent land use and aesthetic, environmental, scenic and community values.

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Landscape Design Research

Landscape Research

Caltrans Landscape Architecture Program (LAP) performs landscape research to identify improved methods for roadside vegetation of meet both functional and aesthetic performance requirements, while at the same time conserving precious natural resources.

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Sustainability Research

Roadside Managment Research

Caltrans Landscape Architecture Program (LAP) performs roadside managment research to identify efficient, effective, and affordable ways to maintain our 30,000 acres of roadside landscaping.

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Livability Research

Design and Planning Research

Caltrans Landscape Architecture Program (LAP) performs design and planning research to identify safe, economic, and effective design techniques that meet local historic, aesthetic, scenic, and environmental needs while also fulfilling mobility requirements.

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Updated: Dec 27, 2016