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CASE STUDY

Delivering Impactful
Projects Quickly
and Effectively

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ublic agencies that have committed to
delivering corridor safety projects strive for a
number of desirable outcomes, such as: improvement
of safety and operations; cost effectiveness; low turnaround time; and a result

that reflects current best practices and community values and is accepted and embraced by
affected stakeholders.
For jurisdictions interested in implementing "complete street"
designs, some elements of which may be new to the community and
not fully understood, it can be challenging to develop and deliver a
design that meets these objectives without a seemingly never-ending consensus building process during the planning stage. There
may also be the fear of investing a significant amount of capital into
a project with new or innovative elements that may, in the end, not
meet safety, operational, or community expectations.
San Francisco, CA, USA has grappled with finding the right
balance of outreach, planning, design, and capital investment
for delivering effective bikeway projects in a timely manner. In
2016-2017, however, three meaningful projects were delivered at
a fraction of the cost and with none taking more than 10 months
from inception to completion. These projects (which have historically taken 2-5+ years from start to finish) also have the advantage
of being easily modifiable, an important factor when using newer
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design elements that may make the public and/or agency tentative
or unwilling to move forward with implementation.
The recipe for quickly delivering these projects included the
following ingredients:
ƒ Identifying processes that can be overlapped;
ƒ Strong foundation to start work;
ƒ Supporting policies and directives;
ƒ Intermediate design elements;
ƒ Regular check-ins and meetings;
ƒ Smart public outreach;
ƒ Impermanence of design;
ƒ Effective use of in-house resources for construction; and
ƒ Shared goals and hard work.
Before we get into more detail about each of the ingredients
above, let's summarize what the various projects entailed.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ITE Journal February 2018

President’s Message
Director’s Message
People in the Profession
News
Op/Ed: Why the Uptick in Toll Roads?
Op/Ed: The P3 Paradox
Where in the World?
Calendar
2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Kicks Off
Technical Programs Division Spotlight
Member to Member: Gary F. Duncan
Member to Member: Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP
New Products
Industry News
Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Lessons on Bike Share Equity
The Value of Vanpooling as a Strategic, Cost-effective, and Sustainable Transportation Option
Delivering Impactful Projects Quickly and Effectively
Trip and Parking Generation for Shopping Centers in Jordan
Professional Services Directory
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ITE Journal February 2018 - 2
ITE Journal February 2018 - 3
ITE Journal February 2018 - President’s Message
ITE Journal February 2018 - 5
ITE Journal February 2018 - Director’s Message
ITE Journal February 2018 - 7
ITE Journal February 2018 - People in the Profession
ITE Journal February 2018 - 9
ITE Journal February 2018 - News
ITE Journal February 2018 - 11
ITE Journal February 2018 - 12
ITE Journal February 2018 - 13
ITE Journal February 2018 - Op/Ed: Why the Uptick in Toll Roads?
ITE Journal February 2018 - 15
ITE Journal February 2018 - Op/Ed: The P3 Paradox
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ITE Journal February 2018 - 19
ITE Journal February 2018 - Calendar
ITE Journal February 2018 - 21
ITE Journal February 2018 - 2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Kicks Off
ITE Journal February 2018 - Technical Programs Division Spotlight
ITE Journal February 2018 - Member to Member: Gary F. Duncan
ITE Journal February 2018 - 25
ITE Journal February 2018 - Member to Member: Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP
ITE Journal February 2018 - 27
ITE Journal February 2018 - Industry News
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ITE Journal February 2018 - 30
ITE Journal February 2018 - Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Lessons on Bike Share Equity
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ITE Journal February 2018 - 34
ITE Journal February 2018 - 35
ITE Journal February 2018 - The Value of Vanpooling as a Strategic, Cost-effective, and Sustainable Transportation Option
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Delivering Impactful Projects Quickly and Effectively
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Trip and Parking Generation for Shopping Centers in Jordan
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Professional Services Directory
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