Transportation Summit 2013 Advance Reading Material
Following is a list of suggested reading material to read prior to the summit:
ALL WORKING GROUPS
This manual advances the successful use of context-sensitive solutions (CSS) in the planning and design of major urban thoroughfares for walkable communities. It provides guidance and demonstrates how context-sensitive design principles and techniques may be applied where community objectives support new urbanist and smart growth principles, such as walkable, connected neighborhoods, mixed land uses, and easy access for pedestrians and bicyclists.
CNU has compiled a set of principles and key characteristics of the sustainable street network into a document that is practical, inspirational, and beautifully illustrated. The Principles have been crafted through nearly a decade of CNU member discussion, research, and involvement. The Principles are a must-have for every traffic engineer, urban designer, urban planner, and engaged urban citizen. They outline not only why sustainable street networks are essential to a vibrant and healthy society, but also what makes a street network sustainable in the first place.
The Model Street Design Manual was created during a 2-day writing charrette, which brought together national experts in living streets concepts. This effort was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. This manual focuses on all users and all modes, seeking to achieve balanced street design that accommodates cars while ensuring that pedestrians, cyclists and transit users can travel safely and comfortably. This manual also incorporates features to make streets lively, beautiful, economically vibrant as well as environmentally sustainable.
TRANSPORTATION REFORM MODELING
STREET VITALITY INDEX
Rewrite of Chapter One of the AASHTO Green Book (w/ Compact Urban Design)
More reading material will be added to this list shortly. Please check back for updates.