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Purpose of This Report
CSS and This Report
Objectives of this Report
Walkable Communities
Applicability of this Recommended Practice
Relationship to Other Guidance
Who Should Use This Report
Works Cited
Sources of Additional Information
CSS in the Transportation Planning Process
Planning and Developing Context Sensitive Urban Thoroughfares
CSS in the Project Development Process
CSS in Network Planning
Effective Network Planning for Walkable Areas
Urban Form and Transportation Networks
Planning Urban Transportation Networks
Network Planning Principles for Walkable Urban Thoroughfares
Network Design Guidelines
Urban Corridor Thoroughfare Planning for Walkable Urban Areas
CSS Example in Corridor Planning—Developing Evaluation Criteria
An Important Note About Implementation
A Framework for Walkable Urban Thoroughfare Design
Features that Create Context
Context Zones
Thoroughfare Types
Applicability of Design Criteria
Overview of the Design Process
Flexibility in Application of Design Criteria
Design Process in Constrained Right of Way
Basis for Thoroughfare Design Examples
General Walkable Thoroughfare Design Parameters
Thoroughfare Designs for Walkable Urban Areas
Specialized Thoroughfare Designs
Multiway Boulevards
Design Examples
Design Controls Defned by AASHTO
Differences from Conventional Practice
Thoroughfare Speed Management
Additional Controls to Consider in Thoroughfare Design
The Urban Streetside: Uses and Activities
Design Principles
Streetside Width and Functional Requirements
Edge Zone Principles and Considerations
Furnishings Zone Principles and Considerations
Throughway Zone Principles and Considerations
Frontage Zone Principles and Considerations
Driveway Crossing Principles and Considerations
Recommended Practice
Additional Guidelines
Design Considerations
Lane Width
Background and Purpose
General Principles and Considerations
Trees and Landscaping in Medians
Bicycle Lanes
On-Street Parking Confguration and Width
Geometric Transition Design
Four-Lane to Three-Lane Conversions (Road Diets)
Midblock Crossings
Pedestrian Refuge Islands
General Considerations
Transit Design
Types of Transit on Thoroughfares
Transit Facilities on Thoroughfares
Planning for Transit
Bus Stops in the Traveled Way
Special Consideration with Stormwater Management
General Principles
Special Consideration with Snow Removal
Design Elements for Intersections in Walkable Areas
Design Guidance
Intersection Geometry
General Intersection Layout
Curb Return Radii
Channelized Right-Turns
Modern Roundabouts
Pedestrian Treatments at Intersections—Crosswalks
Curb Extensions
Bicycle Lane Treatment at Intersections
Bus Stops at Intersections
Introduction to Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS)
What is CSS?
Why CSS is Important
Elements of Effective CSS
CSS Principles, Processes and Outcomes
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