An aging state highway runs right through the heart of a small downtown. Most drivers use the freeway now, which gives engineers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink how the road should look. I talk with one of the managers about how raised medians make travel safer (and more fun) for people walking and cycling.
- “Raised Medians,” Federal Highway Administration. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/saferjourney1/Library/countermeasures/23.htm. Accessed Jul. 9, 2021.
- “Pedestrian Refuge Islands,” Federal Highway Administration, 2018. https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/step/docs/techSheet_PedRefugeIsland2018.pdf. Accessed Jul. 9, 2021.
- “Multi-Modal Handbook: Curbs,” Chester County Planning Commission. https://www.chescoplanning.org/municorner/MultiModal/24-RoadDesign.cfm. Accessed Jul. 9, 2021.
- “Multiuser Perspectives on Separated, On-Street Bicycle Infrastructure,” Monsere, McNeil, and Dill; Transportation Resarch Record, 2012. https://trid.trb.org/view/1129434