Northampton Charrette
Timelessness: Lessons From History & Tradition They are simple and sublime. More cannot be said. They are not the brat of ...
Same Land Uses,Very Different Travel Behavior
This is a two-way, two-lane LA Street: 56 wide
To	  Washington	  for	  Research	  
The record shows there is far	  less danger of over-designing than	     there is of failing to keep pace	    with the tech...
First Published 1942, Harvard University Press- This is a 1947 Edition.
Destructive	         Best 	  Effects Greatly	     Target  Reduced
Tools & Concepts
Original Design Vehicles
Vehicular Speed:	  	  A	  Common	  Problem-­‐	  both	  Real	  and	  Perceived	  
Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth	  5-Minute Walk	  Theory
110   22	  
111   23	  
Park-Once
36	  
Portsmouth s	  10-Minute 	  Walk Reality
Same Town    Very DifferentPedestrian Environment
5-MinuteWalk Theory
Vehicular	  Walking “Parkalot”
30 Second Walk	  Reality
30 Second Walk	  at Market Square
Huge Potential for Change	                              45
Public Policies Matter
Policies Are Important
Policies Are Important
Policies Are Important
GREAT STREETS + COMPLETE STREETS
Street Design: 	An International Issue
A Very Complex Design Problem
Street	  assignments	  
Abu	  Dhabi’s	  Urban	  Street	  Design	                    Manual	          Chester	  “Rick”	  Chellman,	  P.E.	  
LEARNING FROM BEST PRACTICES IN THE WORLDSTREET DESIGN MANUAL
Key Design Principles-Priorities
Key Design Principles1.  The best transport plan is a good land    use plan2.  Good street design starts with    pedestria...
Bicycles
Happy	  Biker	  &	  a	  Sharrow	  
Cycletrack
Bare Street
Add Landscape & Cycletrack
Begin Infill
More Infill
More Infill & People
More Infill, People & Transit
Fully Mature Street
St. Louis Example: Road Diet & Complete Street                                                 69	  
St. Louis, Existing Conditions                                 70	  
St. Louis Example                    71	  
Complete	  Systems:	  	  South	  Grand	               Boulevard	  
St. Louis Example                    76	  
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
Charrette: Main and King Streets RC
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  1. 1. Northampton Charrette
  2. 2. Timelessness: Lessons From History & Tradition They are simple and sublime. More cannot be said. They are not the brat of awhimsical conception never before brought to light, but copied from the mostprecious, the most perfect model[s].  Thomas Jefferson, 1786, On traditional architecture. Tradition is the tending of the fire,  not the worship of the ashes.  -Goethe
  3. 3. Same Land Uses,Very Different Travel Behavior
  4. 4. This is a two-way, two-lane LA Street: 56 wide
  5. 5. To  Washington  for  Research  
  6. 6. The record shows there is far  less danger of over-designing than   there is of failing to keep pace   with the technological advances   of the motor vehicle... 1 1 Mr. George T McCoy, Past President of AASHO   1955 speech at AASHO convention.
  7. 7. First Published 1942, Harvard University Press- This is a 1947 Edition.
  8. 8. Destructive   Best  Effects Greatly   Target Reduced
  9. 9. Tools & Concepts
  10. 10. Original Design Vehicles
  11. 11. Vehicular Speed:    A  Common  Problem-­‐  both  Real  and  Perceived  
  12. 12. Portsmouth, NH
  13. 13. Portsmouth  5-Minute Walk  Theory
  14. 14. 110 22  
  15. 15. 111 23  
  16. 16. Park-Once
  17. 17. 36  
  18. 18. Portsmouth s  10-Minute  Walk Reality
  19. 19. Same Town Very DifferentPedestrian Environment
  20. 20. 5-MinuteWalk Theory
  21. 21. Vehicular  Walking “Parkalot”
  22. 22. 30 Second Walk  Reality
  23. 23. 30 Second Walk  at Market Square
  24. 24. Huge Potential for Change 45
  25. 25. Public Policies Matter
  26. 26. Policies Are Important
  27. 27. Policies Are Important
  28. 28. Policies Are Important
  29. 29. GREAT STREETS + COMPLETE STREETS
  30. 30. Street Design: An International Issue
  31. 31. A Very Complex Design Problem
  32. 32. Street  assignments  
  33. 33. Abu  Dhabi’s  Urban  Street  Design   Manual   Chester  “Rick”  Chellman,  P.E.  
  34. 34. LEARNING FROM BEST PRACTICES IN THE WORLDSTREET DESIGN MANUAL
  35. 35. Key Design Principles-Priorities
  36. 36. Key Design Principles1.  The best transport plan is a good land use plan2.  Good street design starts with pedestrians•  A well-designed street network provides safety for all modes of transport•  Street connectivity enhances capacity and allows smooth traffic flow•  Street design reflects Plan 2030 goals for Abu Dhabi Emirate•  Street design supports estidama principles
  37. 37. Bicycles
  38. 38. Happy  Biker  &  a  Sharrow  
  39. 39. Cycletrack
  40. 40. Bare Street
  41. 41. Add Landscape & Cycletrack
  42. 42. Begin Infill
  43. 43. More Infill
  44. 44. More Infill & People
  45. 45. More Infill, People & Transit
  46. 46. Fully Mature Street
  47. 47. St. Louis Example: Road Diet & Complete Street 69  
  48. 48. St. Louis, Existing Conditions 70  
  49. 49. St. Louis Example 71  
  50. 50. Complete  Systems:    South  Grand   Boulevard  
  51. 51. St. Louis Example 76  
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