Identifying Continuous and Connected Multimodal Arterial Networks
You'll learn about:
The fundamentals of transportation typology and how typology and land use can be applied to inform modal priorities along arterial roadways.
A first-of-its-kind transportation planning framework that integrates typology, land use, modal priorities, big data, multimodal performance measures and the latest in geographic information system (GIS) technology to inform multimodal arterial network needs systematically.
Potential applications of this framework to better inform stakeholders and decision makers on multimodal infrastructure investments will also be discussed.
Over the past decade, the Complete Streets movement has revolutionized transportation planning by considering how all modes use roadways collectively. While many cities have developed roadway typology to inform design of roadway improvements, these typologies do not help agencies prioritize amongst the needs of multimodal users. Furthermore, most typologies are prepared by individual agencies ending at jurisdictional boundaries and do not offer opportunities for continuous and connected networks across jurisdictional lines. Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) developed a countywide planning framework that created a typology for its 1,200 mile arterial roadway system based on two factors: land use context and modal function (transit, pedestrian, bicycle, auto, and goods movement). This framework then prioritizes the modal users on the County’s arterial roadways based on a tiering system developed from land use context and layered (or more accurately nested) modal networks. The framework applies multimodal performance measures to identify roadway segments with existing and future improvement needs for high priority modes. This needs assessment enables Alameda CTC to identify needed improvement areas or cross-jurisdictional corridor projects that would establish a system of continuous and connected multimodal networks across the county. This session will present and discuss this first-of-its-kind transportation planning framework.
, Alameda County Transportation Commission
Confirmed SpeakerSaravana Suthanthira, is a Principal Transportation Planner with Alameda County Transportation Commission in Oakland, California. She has degrees in Civil Engineering from India and Urban Planning from Indiana University, and over 18 years of transportation planning and engineering experience. Her work focuses on multimodal corridor planning, congestion management and advancing transportation technology on the county’s transportation system. She also leads implementation of the legislatively required congestion management program in Alameda County and manages the multimodal performance measurement of the County’s major roads. Saravana served as the Project Manager for the Alameda Countywide Multimodal Arterial Plan. This plan, a countywide Completes Streets Plan, the first of its kind, better integrates transportation with land use, alternative modes, and technology as well as identifies future multimodal transportation improvement needs for the major arterials in the county.
, Fehr & Peers DC
Confirmed SpeakerMatthew Ridgway has been involved in many of Fehr & Peers’ highest visibility and most complex multi-modal projects. His key strength is his broad background and multi-modal approach, which he has applied to many bicycle, transit and pedestrian projects. Many of these projects have involved the development of tools for assessing unique performance measures and design of innovative transportation facilities. Matthew founded Fehr & Peers’ San Francisco office in 2000 and established Fehr & Peers DC in 2015. In addition to his work as a consultant, Matthew is an instructor for the University of California at Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Technology Transfer Program, teaching courses on compete streets, bicycle and pedestrian circulation since 1999. He has contributed to a number of national publications.