Constructive Candor

Thinking About Adopting a Complete Streets Policy?

 
If you’re thinking about adopting a Complete Streets Policy, it’s a good idea to talk with someone who  has been through the process. The City of Battle Ground, Washington was recognized as having the tenth best policy   in the nation in 2015 by Smart Growth America. I recently sat down with Scott Sawyer, the  Public Works Director at the City of Battle Ground, to discuss his experience. 
 
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The Secret to Roundabouts is Triangular

Two of the biggest benefits of roundabouts over traditional intersections are 1) reduced delay to traffic, and 2) improved safety through less severe crashes. And while the shape we most often associate with roundabouts is the circle, these two benefits can be attributed to another shape...the triangle.

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Remember 1993 When the Gas Tax was Last Raised?

With tax day in our rear view mirror for this year, it seems a fitting time to talk about taxes for the road ahead of us – literally the road ahead of us: our nation’s transportation system.

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Separated Bike Lanes: How a Dutch Intersection Works

This is the final post in our series covering separated bike lanes. Previous posts covered the options available for providing them and their low impact development (LID) stormwater implications. This post will address how to handle and maintain separated bike lanes at an intersection with the use of a Protected Intersection, a.k.a. Dutch Intersection, on a project.

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