Evolving Streets

Graphic depicting cross section of multi-modal street designShea Carr Jewell staff visited with clients at the Washington State American Public Works Association and American Planning Association meetings in October.

At both conferences, we were approached by planning and public works staff with questions about incorporating new stormwater treatment alternatives and multi-modal travel options into neighborhood street design standards.

Cities and counties have been updating street standard designs to include sidewalks, planting strips and bike paths or shared trails over the last decade.  With these additional requirements, the available right-of-way in many built environments is quickly being consumed.

SCJ staff will be helping our clients develop innovative solutions that maximize available right-of-way to incorporate the continuing evolution of a neighborhood street section, which may include rain gardens for stormwater treatment and provisions for short trip electric vehicles such as the Segway.

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