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At many transportation agencies, context classification plays a significant role in the planning and design of roadway facilities. The purpose of context classification is to characterize roadways based on land-use data and define how users expect to move in and around an area.

The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Research Report 1022: Context Classification Application: A Guide presents a guide to assist state, regional, and local planners in identifying the appropriate context classification or classifications for an area or a transportation project.

Supplemental to the report is the Contractors Final Report.


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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Context Classification Application: A Guide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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