Flexible Design of New Jersey's Main Streets

The New Jersey Department of Transportation

"The New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) asked the Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute (TPI) to investigate possible changes in design standards for highways passing through New Jersey's communities. Through case studies and surveys, the TPI study team discovered a burgeoning national movement away from strict reliance on highway design templates and toward flexible highway design, especially in the Northeastern and Northwestern United States. The movement seems rooted in the notion that the nation's highways are essentially complete, and working with existing roadways will require special sensitivity to context. This report concludes the project but not the process, for structural changes can only be achieved with diligent follow-through on DOT's part."

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