Florida’s approach could serve as a model for other states looking to incorporate land-use context in decision-making. The latest webinar from our State Smart Transportation Initiative explained how this approach is being implemented in Florida and how other states can emulate it.
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Differences in perceived travel time based on visual preference surveys. Source: Erath et al., 2015. Where people walk: Two new studies improve “walkability” measurement In planning and designing for pedestrians, sidewalks are often a good start but rarely make a place walkable on their own. Measuring pedestrian accessibility (the topic of a recent SSTI webinar) depends … Continued
The Florida Department of Transportation is making major strides toward improving pedestrian and bicycle safety through its Complete Streets Implementation initiative. One of FDOT’s most innovative achievements has been the recent adoption of eight context classifications to guide road design decisions. While the concept of context classification is not new, FDOT is one of the first states to operationalize it within formal decision-making processes.
This week we look at FDOT’s plans to improve pedestrian conditions, distracted driving, congestion pricing, and more.
This week we look at context-based street design, GHG measures, real-time travel information, and more.
New resources highlighted in the newsletter look at the issues of measuring congestion in heavily-visited neighborhoods in LA, and the changes in bike traffic after the installation of new infrastructure in St. Paul, MN.
Public transit battles the “Uber effect”, cities implement new technologies to reduce bus travel times, and high-quality investments in buses are paying off.
How can transportation and land use professionals more effectively measure success — especially for transit riders and potential transit users? Two emerging technologies—accessibility metrics and trip-making data from mobile devices—are helping answer the challenging questions of where people are going and how easily they can get there. Connecting Sacramento, a new study from SSTI, puts these methods to the test by identifying and prioritizing first- and last-mile connections to transit.
Many cities and towns recognize that their parking requirements and regulations are outdated, but they struggle in taking the first step toward reform. This process often begins by auditing the existing supply and understanding how it’s being used, which can be a major undertaking. On July 12, 2017, State Smart Transportation Initiative hosted a webinar … Continued
For the past several years Smart Growth America has been helping state departments of transportation improve safety and reliability, preserve their assets, and accelerate project delivery to expand economic opportunity and create healthier, more livable communities.
Our Innovative DOT program has worked with state DOTs in Florida, Vermont, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, and Tennessee. And over those years, we’ve released three editions of The Innovative DOT: A handbook of policy and practice, one of the most comprehensive guides available for DOTs committed to innovative excellence, in partnership with the State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI).