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Welcome to the Walkable Communities Forum Page.  We will be adding to this page from time to time as we receive inquiries about specific questions or concerns.  We can post agendas for presentations, workshops and charrettes that Dan will be giving, in order to allow better public participation.  If you are interested in having your agenda or other marketing materials posted on this page, please contact Jodi or Lys.   We will also add some of Dan's best email messages which he has sent in the last month from his travels.

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The Conversion of Four-Lane Undivided Urban Roadways to Three-Lane Facilities
by THOMAS M. WELCH
Director, Ofÿce of Transportation Safety
Iowa Department of Transportation


TRB Paper
Dan is honored to serve as the Distinguished Lecturer at the 2001 TRB Conference.  A copy of his paper, entitled Building Communities with Transportation is now available online or can be downloaded through our download center.

TRB Paper - Text Only TRB Paper - With Photos

Discussions from the Internet:

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Main Street Dieting


Recommended Readings

Below are some recommended readings grouped into three categories, Traditional Neighborhood Design, Traffic Calming and general Walkability issues.

Walkable Communities Bibliography:
Alexander, Christopher.  A Pattern Language.  New York Oxford University Press.  1977.
Alexander, Christopher.  The Timeless Way of Building.  New York Oxford University Press.  1979.
Appleyard, Donald.  Livable Streets.  University of California Press.  1981.
Calthorpe, Peter.  The Next American Metropolis.  Princeton Architectural Press.  1993.
Engwicht, David.  Reclaiming Our Towns and Villages.  1994.
Hiss, Tony.  The Expreience of Place.  The Vintage Books Edition.  1991.
Jacobs, Allan.  Great Streets.  MIT Press.  1993.
Jacobs, Jane.  The Death and Life of Great American Cities.  Vintage Book.  1961.

Johnson, Spencer.  Who Moved My Cheese?  G.P. Putnam's Sons.   1998
Kunstler, James Howard.  Geography of Nowhere.  Simon & Schuster.  1993.
Kunstler, James Howard.  Home from Nowhere.  Simon & Schuster.  1996.

Loeb, Paul Rogat.  Soul of a Citizen - Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time.  St. Martin's Press.  1999.
Putnam, Robert.  Bowling Alone - The Collapse and Revival of American Community.  Simon & Schuster.  2000
Whyte, William.  The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces.  Doubleday.

Technical Writings:
A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets.  AASHTO.  444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 249,
        Washington, DC  20001.
Ewing, Reid.  Best Development Practices.  Florida Department of Community Affairs. 1995.
Guidelines for Residential Subdivision Street Design.  Institute of Transportation Engineers.  1993.  525 School Street SW,
        Suite 410, Washington DC  20024-2792.
Livable Neighborhoods:  Rethinking Residential Streets.  American Public Works Association.  1996.
Making Streets That Work.  City of Seattle Engineering Department.  1996.  600 Fourth Avenue, 12th Floor, Seattle  WA,
        98104-1873.
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).  Superintendent of Documents.  Us Government Printing Office,
        Washington DC  20402.
Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.  Collier County Transportation Services Department.  1995.  3301 East
        Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL  33962.
Reclaiming Our Streets.  City of Portland Bureau of Traffic Management.  1993.  1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 730,
        Portland,  OR  97204.
Speed Control in Residential Areas.  Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.  1993.
Traffic Engineering Handbook.  Institute of Transportation Engineers.  1992. 525 School Street SW, Suite 410,
        Washington DC  20024-2792.
Uniform Vehicle Code.  National Committee on Uniform Traffic Laws and Ordinances.  1987.  405 Church Street,
        Evanston, IL  60201.

Traditional Neighborhood Design:
AASHTO.  A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 1994.
American LIVES, Inc.  "1994 Shopper and Homeowner Study, Community Features Home Buyers Pay For."  March 1995.
American Public Works Association.  Livable Neighborhoods:  Rethinking Residential Streets. 1996.
Burden, Dan.  "Twelve Steps Toward Walkable Communities."  Florida Department of Transportation.  1995.
City of Seattle Engineering Department. Making Streets That Work. 1996.
Corbett, Judith and Joe Velasquez.  "The Ahwahnee Principles: Toward More Livable
         Communities."  Western City Magazine.  September, 1994.
Ewing, Reid.  "Transportation Service Standards - As If People Mattered."  Joint Center for Environmental and Urban Problems.  1996.
Hamblem, Matt.  "The Kentlands Charrette."  Urban Land.  September 10, 1988.
Institute of Transportation Engineers. Guidelines for Residential Subdivision Street Design. 525 School Street  SW, Suite 410, Washington,
        DC 20024-2792. 1993.
Murray, Maryanne.  "City considers 'the big picture'."  Fort Pierce Tribune.  January 29, 1995.
Muschamp, Herbert.  "Can New Urbanism Find Room for the Old?"  The New York Times.  June 2, 1996.
Pacelle, Mitchell.  "More Stores Spurn Malls for the Village Square."  Wall Street Journal.  February 16, 1996.
Swift, Peter, Dan Painter and Matthew Goldstein. "Residential Street Typology and Injury Accident Frequency - Draft Report."  Swift and
        Associates.  September 26, 1997
Wynne, Sharon Kennedy.  "Good Sidewalks, Good Neighbors."  St. Petersburg Times.  August 19, 1995.

Traffic Calming:
Boivin, Robert and Jean-Francois Pronovost,  The Bicycle: Global Perspectives, Velo Quebec Publication, September, 1992
Jacobs, Allen B., Yodan Y. Rofe, Elizabeth SacDonals, Boulevards: Study of Safety, Behavior and Usefulness.
Carmen Hass-Klau, Environmental & Transport Planning, Inge Nold,  Civilised Streets - A Guide to Traffic Calming, Geert Bocker & Graham
        Crampton, London
Cycle-Friendly Infrastructure, Guidelines for Planning & Design, Part II, Reducing, Calming and Managing Traffic, Department of
        Transport, United Kingdom
Cyclists and Traffic Calming, compiled by Johanna Cleary, CTC Technical Note
Hummel, T. Dutch Pedestrian Research Review, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, the Netherlands
Educating the Public on Neighborhood Traffic Calming (video), ITE Code # VHS-028
Zegeer, Cynecki, Fegan, Gilleran, Lagerwey, Tan and Works, FHWA Study Tour for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in England, Germany,
        and The Netherlands, Transportation Technology Evaluation Center, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, October, 1994
Foreign Experience in Pedestrian Safety, Part IV (chapters concerning Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, AARB
        Transport Research, Ltd.
Getting Back to Place - Using Streets to Rebuild Communities, Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
Governing Magazine, "Angels in the News Room"
Governing Magazine, "So Long, Civil Service - River Front Dreams"
A Guide to Roundabouts, Part 6, Austroads
A Guidebook for Residential Traffic Management, ITE, Final Report, December, 1994
Guidelines for the Design and Application of Speed Humps, ITE
Neighborhood Traffic Management - Dade County, Florida's Street Closure Experience
Ewing, Reid.  Pedestrian - and Transit - Friendly Design.
Portland Pedestrian Design Guide, City of Portland, Oregon
Portland Pedestrian Master Plan, City of Portland, Oregon
Davies, David G.  Research Development and Implementation of Pedestrian Facilities in the United Kingdom, David Davies Associates, 6
        Hillside Road, Norwich, NR7 0QG, United Kingdom
Sarkar, Nederveen and Pols.  Role of Traffic Calming in Improving Pedestrian Safety, University of Pennsylvania and Delft Institute of
        Technology
Geddes, Hernsing, Locher and Zein.  Safety Benefits of Traffic Calming, Hamilton Associates Engineering and Planning Consultants for the
        Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February, 1996
Hoyle, Cynthia L.  Traffic Calming, American Planning Association, Planning ADVISORY Service Report No. 456, July, 1995
Ribbens & Schermers.  Traffic Calming as a Means for Promoting Pedestrian Safety in Urban Areas in South Africa, Transportek, CSIR,
        South Africa, Transportation Research Board Paper No. 97/1175, January, 1997
Traffic Calming, Auto-Restricted Zones and Other Traffic Management Techniques - Their Effects on Bicycling and Pedestrians, National
        Bicycling and Walking Study, FHWA Case Study No. 19, January 1994
Traffic Calming, The Solution to Urban Traffic and a New Vision for Neighborhood Livability, CART (Citizens Advocating Responsible
        Transportation), Ashgrove, Australia, 1993
Savage, William F. & Khaled Al-Sahili.  Traffic Circles - A Viable Form of Intersection Control?, ITE Journal, September, 1994
Stanlye, Sarah.  Walkable Cities, Liveable Streets, An Introduction to Pedestrian Safety Programs.  Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation of
        America, November, 1996

 


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