New Study from the Transportation Research Board finds Roadway Users Want the Same Things

The Transportation Research Board recently released a paper outlining the results of a study of the preferences of pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, and transit users in terms of roadway design features. Through open-ended questions, the different users reported the same top-five features for a test street in the San Francisco Bay Area: bicycle lanes, improved pedestrian crossings, "slower traffic/improved driver behaviour", street lighting, and traffic signals. The paper suggests that these findings support the idea that some roadway improvements that target one user group may also provide benefits to the others.

This supports the principles of the Complete Streets approach, which holds that streets that are well-designed with all users in mind are safe, effective, and comfortable for everyone.

 


Posted On: March 18, 2013