Recent News & Knowledge Shares

Bay Area Bike Share

Fehr & Peers supported the ten-fold expansion of a bike share system in the Bay Area from a 700-bicycle pilot program in two cities to a contiguous 7,000-bicycle system in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and San Jose.

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Autonomous Vehicles

Cars will soon be able to avoid collisions, platoon at tight headways, carry people who are unable to drive, and drive robotically without anyone aboard. How will they affect the evolution of our cities, the way we plan and design our multimodal transport infrastructure, and provide mobility to all socio-economic groups?

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Willits Main Street

With assistance from Fehr & Peers, the City of Willits recently approved the Main Street Corridor Enhancement Plan to promote a more lively, pedestrian-oriented downtown commercial core. The plan identifies improvements for Caltrans’ upcoming relinquishment of Main Street to the City upon completion of the US-101 Willits Bypass project. Fehr & Peers helped design streetscape improvements to enhancing traffic calming and circulation, pedestrian and bicycle safety, emergency vehicle access, and safe routes to schools.

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Vision Zero Los Angeles Plan

We conducted a technical analysis of the city’s roadway collisions and the primary factors that contribute to them, providing local decision-makers with crucial information to help them prioritize areas of the City with the most need for safety improvements.

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Active Traffic Management System – Plum Creek Parkway

Fehr & Peers’ Engineering Discipline Group recently collaborated on the design of an Active Traffic Management (ATM) system for use at an intersection in Castle Rock, CO. ATM systems are common on freeways, but rarely implemented on local streets. This project was a first for Fehr & Peers, the Town, and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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SJV I5/SR99

Fehr & Peers is working with the Fresno Council of Governments to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the existing conditions of goods movement in the San Joaquin Valley through I-5 and SR 99. The purpose of the study is to provide prioritized strategies to improve safety and traffic congestion conditions in these corridors.

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“Unfiltered Career Insights” Hosted by a Transportation CEO

In January 2017, three of our hiring managers and our CEO led a discussion about what it takes to succeed as a transportation consultant at Fehr & Peers. They shared what they’re looking for in an ideal candidate and the most desirable skills and traits we seek. Through this webinar, our hope is that students were able to get answers to their career questions and determine if Fehr & Peers is the right firm for them.

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Autonomous Vehicle Research

Our FP Think group tested and compared the results from seven MPO models (from across the US) to determine their sensitivity to the foreseeable effects of autonomous vehicles. Click here to learn more.

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2016 Bikeways

In 2016, our Bicycle & Pedestrian Discipline Group was tasked with designing protected bikeways in several cities across the United States. These protected bikeways are important links in each city’s bicycle network and, in some cases, previously had safety concerns for all modes of transportation.

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TRB 2017 Presentations

Fehr & Peers presenting sessions and posters at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in January 2017.

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Downtown Las Vegas Master Plan

Fehr & Peers assisted RTKL with the preparation of a Downtown Master Plan for the City of Las Vegas. We served as the mobility planning consultant to develop a balanced transportation system for the greater downtown Las Vegas area, that generally encompasses the area bounded by US 95/I-515 to the north, Rancho Drive/I-15 to the west, and Sahara Boulevard to the south.

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Great Streets LA

To understand opinions and perceptions of Great Streets, we completed public life surveys on a sample of the 15 corridors. We have developed a keen understanding of this survey process in our work with LADOT on the People St Evaluation project.

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California APA Conference 2016

Participating in nine presentations at the California APA Conference. Topics include: SB 743, land use choices, accessibility, transportation technology, city beautiful, data, and planning for major sports and entertainment facilities.

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Planning with SB 743

Highlighting recent projects in San Francisco and Los Angeles where planning involved adhering to SB 743. Click for full story.

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Welcome, Adrian Engel

Adrian has joined Fehr & Peers, bringing passion, dedication, and two decades of experience in active transportation planning, engineering, and project management.

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APTA Annual Meeting 2016

September 11-14 | Presenting Complete Streets and Complete Trip, First and Last Mile Planning and Solutions, On the Right Path: Transit/Bike Partnerships Round Table

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Lyft & Light Rail Pilot Program

Fehr & Peers has been working closely with the City of Centennial’s Bloomberg Philanthropies- funded Innovation Team (i-team) to launch the Go Centennial pilot program. The program, the first in the nation to provide fully subsidized first and last-mile ridesharing, is a public-private partnership between the City of Centennial, Lyft, Xerox, Via, CH2M, and Denver South Transportation Management Association.

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Sacramento Transportation Plan

The City of Sacramento is making moves to improve transportation Downtown. Explore recent developments, and some of the improvements coming soon.

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Attending the TRB Annual Meeting in 2017?

Can you see yourself with a career in transportation engineering and planning?
Fehr & Peers will meet with select candidates in Washington, D.C. during the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.

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2016 TIGER Awards

One of the highest dollar TIGER Grant Award amounts ($20 million) was awarded to the Utah Transit Authority for their application titled, First/Last Mile Connections: Improving Community Access to Regional Opportunities.

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Responding to Berkeley’s Need for Safe Bikeways

In response to a near fatal bicycle/car collision in February 2016, the City of Berkeley tasked Fehr & Peers to evaluate and design much needed improvements along a two block stretch of Fulton Street near the UC Berkeley campus.

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ITE Annual Meeting & Exhibit 2016

Fehr & Peers Presenting… Vanishing Point: Vision Zero, ITE Application Supplement to the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide, and Implementing the New 6th Edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 6)

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Safety Conversation

Even if quantifiable data isn’t readily available, having the conversation about safety trade-offs is worth it every time.

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