Functional Classification System

Could a Petition Sway the U.S. DOT to Change Its Ancient Road Classification System?

US Department of Transportation (DOT) officials would consider a change in the way they classify thoroughfares — to the benefit of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users — but they need political support, writes Robert Steuteville.

June 10, 2013 - Better! Cities & Towns

Planning for Movement Chokes Urban Health

In his latest entry in KCET's "Laws That Shaped LA" Series, Jeremy Rosenberg looks at the impact that the Functional Classification system has had on the urban form of Los Angeles and cities throughout the country since its adoption in 1973.

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Learning to Love Congestion

August 2, 2012 - John Norquist

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