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									           Experiences
   In Implementing CSS
In Urban Thoroughfares
                    Brian Bochner
    Senior Transportation Engineer
     Texas Transportation Institute

                 2008 ITE Annual Meeting
                             Session 23




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What is CSS?
 Collaborative
 Interdisciplinary
 Involves all stakeholders
 Provides a transportation facility that fits its setting
 Leads to preserving and enhancing resources
   Scenic
   Aesthetic
   Historic
   Community
   Environmental
 Improves or maintains
   Safety
   Mobility
   Infrastructure conditions
 Multimodal

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How is CSS Being Used?
 Meet broader needs in collaborative, cooperative
 way
   Transportation facilities
   Abutting and corridor land uses
   Economic and land development
   Corridor activities
 Cooperative planning and implementation
   Vision and objectives
   Project development
   Implementation strategies
   Funding


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How is This Different?
 More collaboration…from start
   All stakeholders
   Partnerships

 Responsiveness to wider range of needs
 Design flexibility
 Collaborative decision making


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Results – “ITE CSS Guide”
 Published in 2006 as Proposed RP
 Widely reviewed
 Widely referenced in implementation
 Suggested enhancements, clarifications
   Add more flexibility
   Explain flexibility ≠ risk
   Relationship of guide with standards
   Geometric measures to reduce speeds
   Main streets
   Emergency vehicles

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Implementation Examples
I-30/I-35 Interchange, Ft. Worth




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Implementation Examples
 Hidalgo Street, Houston




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Implementation Examples
Texas DOT
 Early disinterest
 Started at encouragement of state house
 Transportation Committee chair      Walzem Road (FM 1976) , Windcrest, Texas


 Approach to implementation                                                   Future town center


    DOT/citizen committee
                                                         Desired change to “n
                                                                             ew urban” retail
    Case study starts
    Promotion within department
      HQ       districts                                                            High School
                                                         Mall redevelopment         reconstruction
    Training                                             to new use




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Implementation Examples
Most agencies and consultants
 Expand from environmental process
 Start with challenging projects
 Build on successes




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Challenges
 Change
 Understanding at all levels
 Fear
   Flexibility
   Liability exposure
   More stakeholder interaction
   Loss of control

                                                       (Top) Paris Pike (KY)   Towson, MD

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Solutions
 Demonstrate successes and benefits
 Top level support
 Training and promotion
 Address liability exposure head on




                                      North Central Expressway (US 75), Dallas
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  Questions?




   Brian Bochner
b-bochner@tamu.edu

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