Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design

Context-sensitive recommendations (CSS) replicate the necessity to reflect on road tasks as greater than simply transportation amenities. CSS is a accomplished strategy that brings stakeholders jointly in a favorable, proactive atmosphere to boost initiatives that not just meet transportation wishes, but in addition increase or improve the group. attaining a versatile, context-sensitive layout answer calls for designers to totally comprehend the explanations in the back of the methods, layout values, and layout strategies which are used. This advisor exhibits road designers find out how to imagine flexibly, the best way to realize the numerous offerings and strategies they've got, and the way to reach on the top answer for the actual scenario or context. It additionally strives to stress that versatile layout doesn't unavoidably entail a essentially new layout procedure, yet that it may be built-in into the present transportation tradition. This book represents an immense step towards institutionalizing CSS into country transportation departments and different corporations charged with transportation venture improvement.
Content:
entrance topic
• creation
• desk of Contents
1. The undertaking improvement method
2. Context-Sensitive strategies via group Involvement
three. road Geometric parts - layout and protection issues for Context-Sensitive venture ideas
four. felony legal responsibility and road layout
• Appendix A: U.S. Federal laws on Environmental safeguard Affecting street layout

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Utilizing the team approach enables a more thorough understanding of the project’s true context. This understanding is essential before beginning any preliminary design activity. Note that identifying a project’s context and the values of those in the community are important regardless of the project size or scope, or the environmental process (categorical exclusion [CE], environmental assessment [EA], or environmental impact statement [EIS]) to be followed. Achieving a contextsensitive solution requires interaction with the community, even for seemingly “small” or “routine” projects.

All rights reserved. Duplication is a violation of applicable law. The NHS Act emphasized, among other things, flexibility in highway design to further promote preservation of historic, scenic, and aesthetic resources. This act provided funding capabilities for transportation enhancements and supported applications to modify design guidelines for the purpose of preserving important historic and scenic resources. Most importantly, it extended these considerations to federally-funded transportation projects not on the National Highway System.

Central to this concept is the understanding by all stakeholders that a transportation problem has been identified, and an agency is committing resources to address that problem. Context-sensitive solutions require first asking questions about the purpose and need for a transportation project, then addressing safety, mobility, and transportation needs along with consideration of the preservation of scenic, aesthetic, historic, cultural, ecological, and community values. The resulting transportation project should satisfy the purpose and need as agreed to by a full range of project stakeholders, should result in a safe and efficient facility, and should be an asset to the communities through which it passes.

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