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REBUILDING CALIFORNIA - Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act
of 2017 invests $54 billion over the next decade
to fix roads, freeways and bridges.
See where the money is going at www.rebuildingca.ca.gov.
Rating Highway Conditions
Disastrous Fire Season
State Rail Revival
Caltrans Adopts State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
First-Ever Statewide Plan Creates Framework to Increase Safe Bicycling and Walking.
Click here to read the Plan!
SB 1 Opportunities for Small and Diverse Businesses
Under SB 1, Caltrans will be increasing its outreach and training efforts
aimed at helping small businesses make connections and learn
how to navigate contracting with the State.
Caltrans Context Sensitive Solutions Roadside research looks for design solutions that balance engineering requirements with local historic, aesthetic, scenic and cultural assets.
Context sensitive solutions (CSS) is an approach to transportation design that places preservation of historic, aesthetic, scenic, natural environment, and other community values on an equal basis with transportation safety, mobility, economics, and maintenance. CSS research helps quantify the increased benefits of developing transportation projects using this process.
The first phase of a research study directed at reviewing the impact of roadside design features on user behavior, safety, community and economic vitality, environmental quality, and public health. The research is mainly concerned with roadsides rather than vehicle roadbeds because roadsides are the interface zones between roadways and communities.
This literature review assesses the most recent research relevant to this topic. The ultimate goal of this project is to develop quantifiable performance measures, and to test these performance measures via case study analysis of selected highways.
Few defensible performance measures exist for assessing the user safety, public health, economic vitality, multi-modal mobility and quality of life effects of various corridor design elements. This document represents the outcome of research efforts into the effects of transportation corridor design features on user behavior safety, the environment, public health and community economic vitality, and the creation of defensible performance measures.
This literature review is the culmination of the first phase of a research study that aims to provide transportation agencies with information to facilitate more defensible measurement of the effects of corridor design features on the quality of life of the communities and rural environments through which they run.
Updated: Aug 1, 2016
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