Communities all over the country grapple with balancing the livability of local communities while serving regional, multimodal transportation needs. This workshop will summarize two performance based tools that can support agency decision making to meet the needs of local communities and regional travel
demands. This can be attained through context-sensitive design and applying procedures of the Highway Safety and Highway Capacity Manuals.
KAI will join the City of Monterey in giving an informative presentation focusing on the Multimodal Level of Service (MMLOS) methodology and how it integrates with Complete Streets policies. The workshop will introduce and illustrate best practices in the application of Complete Streets and MMLOS using case studies. The goal is to help identify and tailor practices that will further strengthen the move toward creating, connecting, and complementing great places with great multimodal rights-of-way.
The second portion will highlight how the Highway Safety Manual has been applied to inform transportation projects such as corridor studies, long range planning and design activities. The 1st Edition of AASHTO’s Highway Safety Manual provides engineers and planners with tools to conduct quantitative safety analyses. The ability to quantify the effects of safety improvements is valuable for transportation professionals looking to fund and prioritize projects. The information in the Highway Safety Manual is especially useful as transportation professionals work to improve livability and enhance local economies.
The session will conclude with a presentation on Monterey's draft multimodal mobility plan, "Monterey on the Move." The plan identifies and prioritizes bicycle, pedestrian, and transit-supportive infrastructure projects and includes proposed MMLOS thresholds, policies, and programs that support multimodal transportation at the local level.
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