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Innovative Multimodal Arterials Planning Framework presented at TRB Annual Meeting

Jan 6, 2017 at 9:21am

Alameda CTC Planners presented at the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting.

We are pleased to announce that Alameda CTC’s Principal Transportation Planner Saravana Suthanthira and Assistant Transportation Planner Daniel Wu presented at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Annual Meeting on Januay 11 in Washington, D.C.

Their presentation, A Countywide Planning Framework to Identify Continuous and Connected Multimodal Arterial Networks, highlights their work developing the Alameda County Multimodal Arterial Plan  an unprecedented countywide planning framework that created a typology for arterial roadways based on two factors: land use context and modal function (transit, pedestrian, bicycle, auto, and goods movement). The framework prioritizes modal users on the County’s arterial roadways based on a tiering system developed from land use context and layered modal networks.

While most typologies do not help agencies prioritize amongst the needs of multimodal users, this new typology also enabled Alameda CTC to identify needed improvement areas or cross-jurisdictional corridor projects that would establish a system of continuous and connected multimodal networks across the county.

“I’m really proud that our work will be a model for public agencies throughout the country, as they work to advance Complete Streets efforts by accommodating the needs of multimodal users,” said Ms. Suthanthira, lead author.

TRB, a major industry organization is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which provides independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conducts other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions.

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