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Complete Streets Implementation

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


April 2018 Status Report



District 1

Completing mapping of Work Program projects and "first cut" of system-wide projects and preparing data for entry into the Roadway Characteristics Inventory. Also working on processes to keep data up to date as new projects come in. District 1 participated in the Lee County "Streets Alive" transportation summit April 18 and continues to work with local governments to make sure state roads are appropriately classified. up work with consultant on GIS mapping [Back to Top]



District 2

Initial mapping of 17 of the 18 counties is complete and now going through the QC process. Mapping the final county (Duval) has begun. District 2 has requested that each local government identify a context-classification point of contact to work with the Department. [Back to Top]



District 3

District 3 has completed a draft map of the work program projects and will begin work on the remaining District-wide state roads in 2018. In addition, District has begun working directly with local governments on context classification questions. [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 begun mapping its State roads for context classification. Context Classification scoping has been integrated into the project review process. District Planning Office is working with the District Design Office to centralize the D5 process for context classification. D5 continues to coordinate with MPO's, local jurisdictions, citizens, and communities to incorporate context-based design as part of FDOT projects.  [Back to Top]



District 6

Initial context classifications have been uploaded to a district-wide GIS. Now scheduling workshops with local partners to develop process for future context classification. [Back to Top]



District 7

District 7 has been conducting context classification on its work program projects for many months, using the Context Classification document methods. In 2018, it will expand to district-wide mapping of all state roads using a GIS-based system. The first run of district-wide mapping is complete and is being reviewed and revised as necessary. The District has created an internal SharePoint site to route requests for context classification on projects.  [Back to Top]




The Florida Turnpike is a Limited Access Facility with no requirement for context classification, but wherever the Turnpike connects into a non-limited access arterial roadway, context classification will apply to that arterial in coordination with the local District. The FTE's Complete Streets Coordinator therefore continues to participate in all teleconferences, training and discussion regarding Complete Streets and Context Classification. From a historical perspective, the Turnpike Office hosted the workshop series resulting in the FDOT Complete Streets Implementation Plan in 2015, and in this way, FTE has supported Complete Streets since before there was an FDOT's Complete Streets Program! FTE continues to support Complete Streets -- the Turnpike Office will host the District Complete Streets Coordinator Face to Face Meeting in May 2018. [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]