AASHTO A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design
AASHTO A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design, 1st Edition Context-sensitive solutions (CSS) reflect the need to consider highway projects as more than just transportation facilities. Depending on how highway projects are integrated into the community, they can have far-reaching impacts beyond their traffic or transportation function.
AASHTO A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design CSS is a comprehensive process that brings stakeholders together in a positive, proactive environment to develop projects that not only meet transportation needs, but also improve or enhance the community. Achieving a flexible, context-sensitive design solution requires designers to fully understand the reasons behind the processes, design values, and design procedures that are used.
This AASHTO A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design shows highway designers how to think flexibly, how to recognize the many choices and options they have, and how to arrive at the best solution for the particular situation or context. It also strives to emphasize that flexible design does not necessarily entail a fundamentally new design process, but that it can be integrated into the existing transportation culture.
This publication represents a major step toward institutionalizing CSS into state transportation departments and other agencies charged with transportation project development.
The term Flexibility in Highway Design was adopted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in their groundbreaking publication (issued in 1997) that demonstrated how agencies could accomplish the objects of CSS within accepted design processes and criteria. The core theme of the FHWA publication was flexibility—in design approaches, use of criteria, execution of design solutions, and incorporation of special or “unique” features:
This AASHTO A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design encourages highway designers to expand their consideration in applying the Green Book criteria. It shows that having a process that is open, includes good public involvement, and fosters creative thinking is an essential part of achieving good design.
Item Code : FHD-1
ISBN Number : 1-56051-259-2
Item Pages : 138
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