A guide for complete transportation: Arizona’s new HDM

September 20, 2016

In May, Arizona DOT issued their long-awaited Complete Transportation Guidebook, which they view as a conversation about sustainable transportation. It includes tools for local partners to work and plan with ADOT on flexibility in speed and other roadway design elements, better integration of driving with other modes of transportation, and more emphasis on complete streets than had been present in their publications. This guidebook recognizes that lane widths and other design standards should be different in dense urban settings than in rural areas with little development, but their “main lines” often become “main streets” when they come into cities and towns, so the same road may have to be built differently in different places to meet the community needs.

Join Steve Olmsted, ADOT Environmental Project Manager/Sustainable Transportation Program Manager, and Jennifer Toth, Director of Maricopa County Department of Transportation, to hear what’s new in this guidebook and how local communities are using it to built more livable and multimodal communities.

The slides from the webinar can be downloaded here.