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Complete Streets Implementation / Status Report

Complete Streets Status Report

Complete Streets
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Questions? Contact DeWayne Carver, State Complete Streets Program Manager - Dewayne.Carver@dot.state.fl.us


July 2018 Status Report



District 1

The GIS Context Classification preliminary mapping has been complete. This has been sent to selected consultants for a review. The automated Context Classification will be reviewed by the department when individual projects are initiated. Project managers will submit Context Classification request forms through the ERC system to the District Complete Street Coordinator for review of Context Classification of the corridor. The Intermodal Systems Development (ISD) Administrator signs for the Context Classification on the typical.

ISD has created a new office called "Planning Studio" comprised of 4 staff members. The mission of the new office is to partner with communities to plan and develop transportation systems with supportive land use that address regional and community values, visions, and needs.  [Back to Top]



District 2

District 2 has completed preliminary context classification mapping for approximately 2/3 of the District, not including Duval County. Duval County is a standalone mapping effort and is about 99% completed as of the beginning of July.  [Back to Top]



District 3

District 3 is continuing to map its State roadways with approximately 75% completed. They are also reviewing typical section packages on current projects to provide a context classification. [Back to Top]



District 4

District 4 completed mapping all its state roads for context classification in 2017 using GIS. The district is now reaching out to local governments to ground-truth and refine the results of its process. The district has incorporated context classification into its Multimodal Scoping Checklist, which is a long-standing district tool used to coordinate with local governments. District 4 held a public Context Classification workshop in September 2017. [Back to Top]



District 5

District 5 has completed calibrating its GIS methodology and is beginning preliminary context classification. The district is conducting context classification on a project-by-project basis as well. District-wide preliminary mapping is anticipated for completion in Fall 2018.  [Back to Top]



District 6

District 6 conducted workshops in May to share their preliminary context classification findings with Miami-Dade and Monroe County. The workshops included a hands-on training session for local government partners and discussion of the context classification findings. The district is refining its current processes for internal review of projects and local government engagement. [Back to Top]



District 7

Draft Preliminary mapping for the entire district has been completed. They are continuing to provide detailed context classification memos on a project-by-project basis and preparing district-wide data for inclusion in the Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI).  [Back to Top]




Florida Turnpike Enterprise continues to support Complete Streets where the limited access system connects with arterial roadways. The Turnpike participates fully in statewide Complete Streets activities. [Back to Top]



Central Office Tallahassee

FDOT held Complete Streets public workshops in six districts in 2017, helping connect district staff with their communities and answering questions about how Complete Streets will be rolled out. The workshops introduced Context Classification and described how this concept will guide the planning and design of FDOT projects. These conversations are continuing in 2018.

The FDOT Design Manual, released in November 2017 and effective January 1, 2018, uses Context Classification to select appropriate design criteria. Other forthcoming FDOT documents for planning and project management will also incorporate context classification. This "common language" should help FDOT provide greater consistency between what communities need, what we plan, and what we build. Examples of other documents include:

  • Context Classification Document - Provides the process for determining context classification per the FDM. Released August 2017.

  • Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Procedure: Updating to reflect new context-based design speeds

  • Quality/Level of Service Handbook: Updating to reflect context classification system

  • Project Traffic Forecasting Handbook: Updating to reflect revised traffic projection assumptions based on context classification

  • Roadway Characteristics Inventory: Will include Context Classification, allowing mapping, reporting, and analysis of roadway characteristics by context classification

  • Level of Service Policy - Has been revised to refer to level of service targets, rather than standards, and allow for multimodal LOS targets as well as automobile LOS

  • Freight Roadway Design Considerations: Draft document being prepared to address how freight is accommodated in context-appropriate ways in different context classifications.

  • Transit Case Studies: FDOT Transit Office is preparing case studies of best practices for context-appropriate designs for various types of transit, as applicable to the state of Florida.

Each of the seven Districts began to map their state roadways for context classification in 2017. The target completion date for this work is August 2020 to complete this work. Specific progress for each district can be found by clicking on the link for each district.

The districts have two simultaneous mapping efforts underway. First, all projects in the current work program are being mapped, to ensure that the appropriate design criteria and scoping will be used on these projects. Second, and at the same time, district-wide state roadways that do not have projects currently planned are also being mapped for their current context classification. The context classification of these roads will be re-visited whenever a project is proposed. This could include an FDOT project, a local government plan update, or similar planning effort. [Back to Top]