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ITE Recommended Design Guidelines to Accommodate Pedestrians and Bicycles at Interchanges

2017 ITE Coordinating Council Best Project Award – This product reflects more than eight years of volunteer effort and commitment to a high quality, useful product. The recommended practice is now considered the industry standard for active transportation interchange retrofits, with the content frequently presented in webinars and now incorporated into FHWA training courses for local jurisdictions.

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ITE Protected Bikeways Practitioners Guide

Fehr & Peers is proud to have contributed to ITE’s new guide that provides best practices and resources for planning, designing, operating, and implementing new protected bikeways. Our contributions stem from some of our recent work preparing, 2017 Safety Efficacy Confidence Levels for Pedestrian and Bicycle Treatments which provides context for safety efficacy of various improvements included in the NACTO Urban Bikeway and Urban Street Design Guides.

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Safety Efficacy Confidence Levels for Pedestrian and Bicycle Treatments

As standards for the design of bike-and ped-friendly intersections and streets continue to evolve, guidelines such as those published by NACTO are increasingly becoming the state of the practice. This paper seeks to provide context for the safety efficacy of various improvements included in the NACTO Urban Bikeway and Urban Street Design Guides so that practitioners can make more informed decisions on each treatment’s appropriate application.

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Drone Delivery

Delivery drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that can deliver lightweight packages. In several examples across the world, drones are being used for delivering time-sensitive items, such as medicine, or deliveries that would be difficult with traditional vehicle-based services. Delivery drones have the potential to change last-mile delivery economics for smaller and lighter packages as they could replace many deliveries currently made by traditional delivery vehicles.

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Latest Automated Vehicle Research

Our FP Think Initiative tested how AVs might change the predicted outcomes of seven regional travel models from around the U.S. Results are for scenarios where AVs are privately owned and where half of trips are made as shared rides.

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Celebrating 2017 Staff Promotions

Our firm is defined by the quality of client service that our staff provides, and we are very proud of the accomplishments and contributions that they make each year. We are happy to share the promotions of this stellar group of Fehr & Peers employees.

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Hyperloop

Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation where a pod-like capsule is propelled through a low-pressure tube using electric propulsion and magnetic levitation.

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Bringing Our Innovations to Communities in Oregon

For over 30 years, Fehr & Peers has improved communities through innovative transportation solutions. In the past few decades we’ve completed several important projects in Oregon. During this time, we have admired Oregon’s forward-thinking and innovative culture and we are pleased to now establish our office in this region. We are really excited for this new endeavor and to connect with new clients and teaming partners.

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Building on Complete Streets Momentum

Fehr & Peers is proud to have our staff and recent projects featured in the May 2017 ITE Journal. The article includes case study updates on quick build projects in the San Francisco East Bay. This article is a follow up to Carrie and Ryan’s April 2015 ITE Journal article on tactical urbanism and quick build planning and design trends.

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Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Electric Vehicles (EVs) are securing a rapidly growing share of the automotive market, driven by technology advancement, fuel prices, and financial incentives. EVs have unique characteristics and require unique infrastructure. Fehr & Peers helps...

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ITE Western District Meeting 2017

Fehr & Peers Presenting: Getting There On Time – Why Travel Time Reliability Isn’t Just for Drivers, Fleet Penetration of Automated Vehicles – A Microsimulation Analysis, Mega-Corridor Planning for an Uncertain Future, SB 743 – Now That’s a Horse of a Different Color, SANDAG’s Unified Safe Route to Transit Planning for the San Diego Region, Safety Efficacy Confidence Levels for Pedestrian and Bicycle Treatments, Operations and Safety of Bicycles at Roundabouts, Visual Communications in the Planning Industry

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San Bernardino County Points of Interest Pedestrian Plan (PIPP)

Fehr & Peers led a team to prepare the Countywide Points of Interest Pedestrian Plan (PIPP) for the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA). The project aims to assist member agencies with the development of tools and guidelines for identifying, prioritizing, and implementing pedestrian improvements, including GIS identification of pedestrian activity centers in San Bernardino County.

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Automated Vehicles

Photo Credit: David Wasserman, San Jose office Automated Vehicles How will automated vehicles (AVs) affect the evolution of our cities, the way we plan and design our multimodal transport infrastructure, and provide mobility to all socio-economic groups? Our FP Think...

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APA National Planning Conference 2017

Fehr & Peers Sessions: Taking Meaningful Action on Vision Zero, Multimodal Level-of-Service: Expectations and Standards, Emerging Professionals Institute, Rethinking Planning with Big Mobility Data, Stretching Ourselves for Sustained Growth, Identifying Continuous and Connected Multimodal Arterial Networks.

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Union City PHB

Improving Communities: Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Fehr & Peers designs innovative device for Union City In early 2014, Fehr & Peers was selected to prepare a design for a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) at a mid-block location on a...

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Telegraph Avenue

Fehr & Peers helped prepare a complex, political, and community-driven Complete Streets Implementation Plan for a 2.4-mile segment of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland from 20th to 57th Streets. The complete streets redesign aimed to improve safety and provide a better balance of mobility and access for all users.

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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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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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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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