Wheat Ridge, CO Pedestrian & Bicycle Streetscape Design
CAI examined how to realistically balance conflicting needs to create complete streets within constrained urban corridors throughout the community. This work was a hands-on application of how to transform typical design manual standards into workable solutions within limited right-of-ways, and where to acquire additional right-of-way if necessary. For each corridor segment, CAI provided in-field analysis, recommended roadway cross-sections, justifications for trade-offs between modes, and three detailed implementation options addressing low-cost, medium-cost and high-cost alternatives. We also expanded the community’s design tool kit to include prototype treatments for various intersection designs that accommodate bicycle lanes.