Project 11 culver blvd 092710

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Case Study #11 for UTCM Report #08-14-03 "Making Mobility Improvements a Community Asset: Transportation Improvements Using Context-Sensitive Solutions"

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  • CTA = Chicago Transit Authority
  • Project 11 culver blvd 092710

    1. 1. Project 11Culver Boulevard Reconstruction Culver City, California 1
    2. 2. Culver Boulevard Main street of L.A. enclave city Home to movie studios “Heart of Screenland” New SONY headquarters Formerly state highway, interurban route Very wide, variable ROW Source: http://www.culvercity.org/info/harry_culver.asp?sec=arts Deteriorated street, businesses 2
    3. 3. Project Support/encourage redevelopment Incorporate new city hall and fire station Revitalize area Make street walkable Culver Blvd. with interurban tracks 9above) and after tracks removed (below). Source: http://www.culvercity.org/Information/Gallery/ThenAndNow/ThenAndNow3.aspx 3
    4. 4. CSS From Start City wanted community to help develop theme, concept Stakeholders  Businesses Range of Objectives • Placemaking  Residents • City • Business  Elected officials • Aesthetics • Traffic operations  Others • Theme • Multimodal Multidisciplinary project teams Wide range of objectives Workshops and charrettes Designs went through workshop process 4
    5. 5. Design Features Movie-related theme Wide sidewalks (up to 30 feet) More pedestrian friendly environment Sidewalk dining Source: Kimley-Horn & Associates Raised medians Street trees Special street/signal hardware 5
    6. 6. Design Features City hall given movie façade Reconstructed bridge has theme railing Geometrics improved at problem intersection “Walk of Fame” Source: http://www.culvercity.org/info/harry_culver.asp?sec=arts 6
    7. 7. Results Area became active restaurant center Citizens requested extensions  2 subsequent phases  Different character adapted to local contexts Source: Kimley-Horn & Associates 7
    8. 8. ResultsBefore and after example. Source: http://www.culvercity.org/Information/Gallery/ThenAndNow/ThenAndNow3.aspx 8

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