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Slimming the Streets
Best Practices for Designing Road Diet Evaluations

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By Hilary Nixon, Ph.D., Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Ph.D., and Cameron Simons
espite growing interest in road diets among transportation planners and
community members, there is limited empirical evidence on the traffic effects
of these roadway conversions. Many road diet evaluations are never formally
published or archived in a permanent, accessible location, making them

difficult to access. And the small number of easily accessible road diet evaluations vary widely in
analyzed in other studies, see Huang, et al., 2003 and Lyles, et al., 2012. 1,2) In short, transportation planners have few high-quality resources to review when they want to understand how road
diets perform in practice.

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the metrics they evaluate and the quality of data collected. (For helpful summaries of the factors



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