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Performance Measures for Complete, Green Streets: A Proposal for Urban Arterials in California


This report contains five chapters, each with a number of sub-sections. Chapter I presents a summary of the research findings from the Literature Review and discusses their relevance and implications for urban arterials. Chapter II discusses the theoretical underpinnings of performance measurement and various approaches in the literature. It also profiles examples of “best practice” performance measures used by forward-thinking state transportation authorities to measure multimodal and “green” aspects of transportation system performance. Chapter III describes the federal, state, and agency policies and mandates that Caltrans is subject to relative to Complete Streets and environmental quality. Chapter IV presents the proposed Complete, Green Streets Performance Measure Framework, and includes discussion and recommendations related to setting targets and data collection. Finally, Chapter V provides conclusions and proposed next steps.

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