Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Workshop
How Context Sensitive Streets
Can Help Create a More Livable Community
Please join us for a Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Workshop to be hosted by the North Central Texas Council of Governments on Friday, March 14, 2014. FHWA staff will facilitate this one-day Workshop including the benefits of CSS, process, and design of roadways and other transportation facilities that provide accessible travel options and improve community livability.
Date: March 14, 2014
Time: 8:30 am—4:00 pm
Place: NCTCOG, Transportation Council Room 616 Six Flags Dr. Arlington, TX 76011
Registration: Please RSVP to Barb Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 695-9245. Please indicate requests for vegetarian or other special dietary needs for lunch. Please RSVP by March 12, 2014.
Cost: $10 (Payable by cash or check at the door. Checks can be made out to NCTCOG.) Lunch will be provided.
CM: 7.0 CM credits are pending approval by APA.
Context Sensitive Solutions is both process and product, characterized by a number of attributes. It involves all stakeholders, including community members, elected officials, interest groups, and affected local, state, and federal agencies. It puts project needs and both agency and community values on a level playing field and consid-ers all trade-offs in decision making. Often associated with design in transportation projects, Context Sensitive Solutions should be a part of all phases of program delivery including long-range planning, programming, environmental studies, design, construction, operations, and maintenance.
What is CSS?
Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach that involves all stakeholders in providing a transportation facility that fits its setting. It is an approach that leads to preserving and enhancing scenic, aesthetic, historic, community, and environmental resources, while improving or maintaining safety, mobility and infrastructure conditions.
—results of Joint AASHTO/FHWA Context Sensitive Solutions Strategic Planning Process, Summary Report, March 2007
For more information about CSS please visit
In addition, please see the resource from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach developed in response to widespread interest for improving both mobility