Road Diets – Reducing Traffic Lanes for Safety for all

APA Arizona Chapter

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Friday, November 6, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MST

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Overview

Take-Away: City of Tucson will share its experience in reducing

 

 

 

 

travel lanes to better accommodate bicycling and walking, and

 

to improve safety.

 

 

 

Description: Planning for roads has shifted from the

 

 

 

 

auto-dominated philosophy of moving the most number

 

of cars quickly, to one where safety and quality of life are

 

the key tenets. The City of Tucson Department of Transportation

 

(TDOT) has been changing roadway designs to better

 

accommodate bicycling and walking, and to improve safety

 

for all roadway users. TDOT has narrowed travel lanes or

 

reduced the number of travel lanes on more than 15 roadways.

 

Speakers will discuss some of the projects and share photos,

 

data, anecdotes and even an aerial video of one of the recent

 

projects.

 

 

 

Moderator: Gabe Thum, M.S. Civil Engineering, Pima Association

 

 

 

 

 

of Governments

Presenters: Ann Chanecka, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

 

 

 

 

 

Manager, City of Tucson DOT Planning; Diahn Swartz, Project

 

Manager, City of Tucson DOT Traffic Engineering

 

Speakers

Gabe Thum

Senior Transportation Planner,Pima Association of Governments, Tucson, Arizona Read More