“Complete street” is a transportation term that refers to a corridor designed for all modes of transportation. Washington, DC has made national news for its emphasis on the fundamental modes of transportation – walking and biking. It’s also home to one of the most recognizable mass transit systems. So why would the District Department of Transportation propose a scenario that eliminates complete streets? How do they propose safely accommodating users from so many different modes of travel?
This webcast will cover the following:
1)Trade-offs associated with physically separating travel modes;
2)Corridor planning vs. network planning;
3)Transportation mode hierarchy; and
4) Placemaking treatments based on street function.