Research | 2013

Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach

  • Authored by:  B. Bochner
  • Co-authored by:  B. Storey

Bochner, B. and B. Storey. Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach – Phase III Outreach Materials (Task 5) Performance Measures, Technical Memorandum (July 2011) unpublished.

This report includes performance measures that may be useful to access management. A few examples include:

  • Percent of walk distance that is in intersection and driveway crossings
  • Exceptions to access management policy
  • No. driveways
    •  Relocated
    • Closed
    • Combined
    • With newly restricted access (lost)
    • Left turn inbound
    •  Left turn outbound
    • Throughs
    • Right turns
  • Adequacy of sight distances
    • Stopping
    • Intersection
    • Decision

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Guide to Sustainable Transportation Performance Measures, prepared by ICF International,  EPA 231-K-10-004 (August 2011)

This guide includes some performance measures of interest to the update, particularly as they relate to MPO prioritization practices. For example, the TIP Evaluation Measures for Bicycle/Pedestrian Projects (New Construction) in use by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) address bicycle, pedestrian and transit access considerations, as well as network connectivity. 

Performance Measurement