FHWA Small Town and Rural Multimodal Network

APA Indiana Chapter


Thursday, August 30, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT

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This workshop will provide training on how to use the FHWA Small Town and Rural Multimodal Network document, a resource for  

transportation practitioners in small towns and rural communities. It applies existing national design guidelines in a rural setting and highlights small town and rural case studies. It addresses challenges specific to rural areas, recognizes how many rural  

roadways are operating today, and focuses on opportunities to make incremental improvements despite the geographic, fiscal, and other challenges that many rural communities face.  


The guide translates existing street design guidance and facility types for bicycle and pedestrian safety and comfort for the smaller scale places not addressed in guides such as the NACTO Street Design Guide and ITE Walkable Urban Thoroughfares report. The guide provides clear examples of how to interpret and apply design flexibility to improve bicycling and walking conditions. 


The document presents compelling photographs, visual illustrations and technical diagrams to communicate design issues and solutions in a smaller scale setting, which will be shared in this workshop. Paired with the design guidance for each facility type is a representative case study, telling the story of a small community’s success at implementing multimodal facilities in a non-urban context. 


Brooke Struve


Contact Info

Tish Mayfield, tmayfield@thecorydongroup.com