In recent years, communities across the country have pursued "road diet" projects to adapt streets that had primarily facilitated the fast movement of autmobiles into assets for all users. In response to this growing trend, PPS has assembled a "Rightsizing Streets Guide" to provide engineers, planners, and community members with techniques and best practices for adapting their streets.
"Our glossary of common rightsizing techniques and our best practices guide to street selection criteria and before and after measurements can help facilitate similar changes in your community," says PPS Senior Director Gary Toth. "The centerpiece of the guide is a set of ten rightsizing case studies that highlight impressive outcomes using before and after data on mobility, crashes, and other parameters. These are just a few of the projects that have been built and many more are being planned all over the country."