Design Guidance for Great Streets: Addressing Context Sensitivity for Major Urban Streets

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This paper presents the progress of a joint project of the Institute of Transportation Engineers
and the Congress for the New Urbanism. Together, the two organizations are working to prepare
guidance for context sensitive design of major urban streets, drawing on principles and
techniques from the new urbanist and smart growth movements.

This paper introduces the project in its “project
history and overview” section and then presents findings of initial work on a literature review
being conducted as a project start-up task. The emphasis of the literature review is evaluation of
conventional and innovative street design resources to assess their contributions to the project’s

Ellen Greenberg, AICP, and Frederick Dock, PE, AICP, PTOE
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