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Florida DOT hits milestone in context-based street design

posted Oct 12, 2017, 1:41 PM by Chris McCahill   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 1:42 PM ]
By Chris McCahill and Rayla Bellis

As part of its Complete Streets Implementation, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently adopted eight context classifications to guide road design decisions. Under this new system, planners and engineers will consider existing and future characteristics such as land uses, building configuration, and street connectivity to ensure that roads are designed for the right vehicle speeds, road users, and trip types.