For those who want to geek out on how state DOT design manuals can affect
bike- and ped-friendly streets, SSTI will hold a webinar on Tuesday Ocotber 21 featuring two people that helped "rewrite the book" in New Jersey and Massachusetts.
Tuesday, October 21, 2 pm Eastern
Rewriting the book: Context sensitivity design in roadway design and
Eight years ago, both Massachusetts and New Jersey rewrote the book.
Massachusetts entirely rewrote its design manual to incorporate a
multi-modal, context sensitive approach to roadway design and project
development . New Jersey joined Pennsylvania in writing an overlay to their
manual interpreting standards in a context sensitive way. Both efforts
changed the states? approach to design and project development.
Our two webinar speakers worked for MassDOT and NJDOT and led the efforts
in these two states. We wondered: Has anything changed? What was the
process for the rewrite and how did they overcome resistance from internal
DOT staff, politicians, and the public? What would they do different today,
and what are the lessons learned? And is there more to do to design roads
for the 21st Century?
Join Luisa Paiewonsky, Safety and Operations Program Manager at Volpe
National Transportation Systems Center, and Gary Toth, Senior Director,
Transportation Initiatives at Project for Public Spaces to hear their
perspectives on rewriting the book and new standards for design.
More information and registration here:
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