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Presentation | 2013

The Convergence of Statewide Policy, Local Initiatives, and Private Development in Virginia

What is Virginia trying to reduce/remove?

  • traffic congestion
  • dangerous streets & intersections
  • new construction
  • widening projects

Takeaway #1

  • Not all arterials are created equal
    • Long distance trips with few access points
    • Local traffic with many access points
  • Design speed must be appropriate for the context
  • Road should change with the land use

Takeaway #2

  • VDOT recognizes that Roundabouts are frequently able to address the above safety and operational objectives better than other types of intersections in both urban and rural environments and on high-speed and low-speed highways. 

Virginia’s Future

  • Institutional resistance to change
  • Limited application of multimodalism and design flexibility, as promoted by FHWA

Slide Titles (68 slides)

•             The Convergence of Statewide Policy,  Local Initiatives, and Private Development in Virginia

•             It’s probably something to do with culture…  We’re not a walking city [because Detroit is] the automobile capital of the world.

•             The problems we have created cannot be solved with the same thinking that created them.

•             Good Connectivity

•             VDOT statewide access management program is closely associated with…  

•             Poor Connectivity

•             Takeaway #1 

•             Roadways classified according to their context increase…

•             Roadways classified according to their context decrease… 

•             Takeaway #2

•             VDOT recognizes that Roundabouts

•             [Roundabouts] should be considered as an alternative for all proposed new intersections on Federally-funded highway projects…

•             Virginia’s Future 

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