Landscape architects who understand traffic engineering principles and innovations can apply these tools to make streets into better places. The presenters will discuss technical roadway-design concepts and cutting-edge approaches, and present case-studies in which innovative solutions emerged from a deep knowledge of the relationship between traffic engineering and placemaking. Learning Objectives:
Understand basic street design/traffic engineering principles and standards such as lane widths, turn-lanes, bus-stop configurations, bike lane classes, and signalization concepts.
Understand traffic data types describing traffic volumes and roadway performance, such as average daily traffic, peak volumes, level of service, and how these are measured.
Describe innovations in multi-modal facilities including "next-generation bikeways" and bus facilities, and potential future concerns such as accommodating ride-share.
Describe innovations in community engagement, including temporary prototyping and "tactical urbanism."