Streets make up more than 80 percent of public space in cities and towns. From one edge of the right-of-way to the other, planners, engineers, and community groups are coming together to decide how they want to allocate this precious resource.
The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's pre-publication draft of NCHRP Research Report 1036: Roadway Cross-Section Reallocation: A Guide describes how street design decisions impact communities and clarifies how different street elements influence not just transportation outcomes, but livability, economic and environmental health, equity, and many other concerns.
Supplemental to the report are two Decision-Making Spreadsheet Tools, one on Reconstruction and another on Repaving.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Roadway Cross-Section Reallocation: A Guide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26788.
|Chapter 1: Introduction||1-7|
|Chapter 2: Choosing a crosssection that serves your vision||8-15|
|Chapter 3: Opportunities to change a crosssection||16-29|
|Chapter 4: Planning context||30-41|
|Chapter 5: Safety for everyone||42-59|
|Chapter 6: Overcoming barriers to safe design||60-82|
|Chapter 7: Cross section elements||83-110|
|Chapter 8: Making and evaluating cross section changes||111-148|
|Appendix A: Cross Section Decision-Making Tool||153-153|
|Appendix B: Decision-Making Tool User Guide||154-169|
|Appendix C: Decision Support Matrix||170-175|
|Appendix D: Applying the Framework||176-184|
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