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Lesson 4 for graduate course on Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS). Created for UTCM Report #08-14-03 "Making Mobility Improvements a Community Asset: Transportation Improvements Using …

Lesson 4 for graduate course on Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS). Created for UTCM Report #08-14-03 "Making Mobility Improvements a Community Asset: Transportation Improvements Using Context-Sensitive Solutions"

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  • Stakeholder examples Responsible agencies Interested agencies Property owners Business owners, managers, tenants Advocacy groups Funding agencies Business or neighborhood associations Advocacy groups Environmental resource agencies
  • Examples of additional objectives: Mobility Reduce congestion Walkability Historic preservation Land assembly Reroute traffic Modal change Reduce traffic/less conflicts Revitalization Sample issues Noise Visual impact Pollution Natural environment Dislocations Cost (to taxpayers) Induces more traffic Not best alternative safety divert business away from existing stores
  • Way to obtain public input one-on-one meetings community or neighborhood coffees small meetings (by block or area) project work sessions or charrettes project meetings project open houses storefront offices meetings of interested groups community leaders
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  • * To be replaced by new edition with modified title in early 2009.
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    • 1. Class 4 CSS and the Project Development Process
    • 2.
      • Class Objectives :
      • Understand transportation agency project development processes
      • Apply understanding for a sample project
      Project Development
    • 3. Project Development
    • 4.
      • Definition:
      • The overall process of advancing a (transportation) project from concept to implementation.
      • Typically encompasses:
      • Define purpose and need
      • Planning
      • Location
      • Preliminary design
      • Final design
      • Construction
      Project Development
    • 5.
      • Individual tasks – up to 200 or more!
      Project Development
    • 6.
      • Components and Considerations
      • Area goals and needs
      • Stakeholder input
      • Project vision
      • Compatibility
      • Support for local objectives
      • Partnership agreements
        • Roles and responsibilities
        • Outcomes
        • Funding
        • Other as applicable
      Project Development
    • 7. Project Development
    • 8. Project Development
    • 9.
      • Project Initiation
      • Identify need or problem
      • Identify and engage stakeholders
        • Stakeholder examples? – students?
      • Outreach and partnership development
        • Understand needs, goals, values*
        • “ Achieve excellence” css
      • Agreement to collaborate on project
        • Objectives, process
        • “ Memorandum of understanding”
      Stages and Steps
    • 10.
      • Examples of objectives and issues
      • Land development/redevelopment
      • Economic development
      • Aesthetics
      • (more – students?)
      Project Development
    • 11.
      • Planning
      • Identify context
      • Form multidisciplinary team
      • Agree on decision-making process
      • Formulate public involvement process
      • Develop consensus around a problem and need statement
        • Mobility and safety
        • Community goals, issues, values
        • Environmental
      Stages and Steps
    • 12.
      • Planning (cont.)
      • Develop consensus project vision and goals
      • Select project limits
      • Develop project statement
        • “ Solution neutral”
        • Purpose and need
        • Vision
        • Goals
        • Values
      Stages and Steps
    • 13.
      • Scoping
      • Analyze and fully understand the context
      • Reconfirm project statement
      • Develop criteria to evaluate alternatives
        • Framework
        • Support vision, needs, issues, opportunities
      • Develop wide range of alternatives
      • Reduce alternatives to reasonable options
        • Apply criteria (general level)
        • Consider environmental
      Stages and Steps
    • 14.
      • Scoping (cont.)
      • Refine alternatives to feasibility
      • Evaluate alternatives
      • Discuss alternatives with community and develop consensus around a preferred alternative
      • Develop conceptual design
      • Test, evaluate, and discuss options
      • Environmental assessment/impact statement (NEPA), if needed
      Stages and Steps
    • 15.
      • Scoping (cont.)
      • Seek consensus on conceptual design
      • With partners, seek official approval to proceed to design
      • Understand environmental commitments
      • Complete preliminary design
      Stages and Steps
    • 16.
      • Design
      • Final design
        • Construction, “compatibility”
      • Partner agreements
        • Cost sharing, maintenance, coordinated improvements, enhancements
      • Right of way acquisition/utility coordination
      • Bids and construction contract awards
        • Main transportation project
        • Partner projects
          • Public, private
      Stages and Steps
    • 17.
      • Construction
      • Project awards
      • Maintenance of traffic and other activities
        • Minimize resident, business, traveler disruption
      • Construction
      • Community liaison/coordination – resolve issues
      • Open project
      Stages and Steps
    • 18.
      • Operation and Maintenance
      • Operational adjustments
      • Adhere to maintenance agreements
      • Routine maintenance
      • Project performance sufficiency evaluation
        • Meeting vision, objectives
      • Discuss and capture lessons learned
      • Liaison to address issues, opportunities
        • Ongoing
        • Newly arising needs
      Stages and Steps
    • 19. CSS team
    • 20. Project Development Conventional CSS
      • Issue Resolution
      • Move issues to early stages where they are more easily addressed through changes and refinements
    • 21.
      • Final Observations
      • Project development is a lengthy, complex process
      • Projects are not defined at the beginning
      • Context and collaboration are critical
      • There is no one formula for success
      • Experience, flexibility and good judgment are keys to success
      Project Development
    • 22.
      • Wellborn & George Bush Grade Separation
      • Initial problem and need statement
      • Understanding of context
      • Potential stakeholders
      • Potential issues
      • First of series – due in one week: 2-3 pages
      Class Exercise
    • 23.
      • Project development manuals
      • TxDOT
      • MassHighways
      • CSS guide:
      • ITE Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities*
      Resources

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