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Community Neighborhood Development

Debra A. Kennaugh, P.E.

The Community Neighborhood Development course was developed to provide guidelines for the planning and design of community neighborhood developments.

Design principles and processes must be considered in community neighborhood development to promote safe and effective movement of all roadway users in the community. They must provide mobility for users, create a safe street for users, accommodate efficient movement of goods, promote access for emergency services, transit, waste management and delivery trucks and provide access to properties.

Community neighborhood development consists of designers balancing the needs of through traffic, commercial areas, pubic areas and residential areas. Traffic volume, trip characteristics, speed and level of service and other factors in the functional classification system relate to the mobility of motor vehicles must be integrated with the needs of bicyclists or pedestrians and consider the context of land use of the surrounding environment.

The community roadway system is defined from high speed, low access to low speed, greater access. Definitions of the roadway types are provided to distinguish the differences between the functions of the roadway types. Parking and pedestrian crossings are discussed as they must be built into the community roadway system.

The use of one-way streets was covered to identify how they can strategically be used in community neighborhood design to attain safer and move controlled travel. The different types of intersections were defined as they relate to traffic control in an ever-increasing usage of a roadway system.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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