Recent News & Knowledge Shares

Transportation Network Companies

Part of the magic of transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft is that they convert demand for parking into passenger-loading events. The freedom and time savings realized by their users are key factors to the TNC mobility success story.

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AV Simulation Research

Many assume that one of the benefits of AVs will be increased vehicular capacity and reduced delay on freeways. Fehr & Peers conducted our own research to test that hypothesis using traffic simulation models of varying conditions of congestion levels and AV fleet mix.

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Living Preview Highlights a Safer Taylor Street in San Francisco

Collaborating with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Fehr & Peers put on a one-day complete streets makeover on Taylor Street in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. This event was a pilot for living previews in the City and captured people’s imagination and invited them to participate in the planning process.

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3D Printing

Increased commercial and consumer 3D printing use could result in a number of potential benefits and drawbacks related to transportation and travel. Take a look at the current status of 3D printing and what the possible impacts could be on transportation planning.

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Recorded Webinar: “Unfiltered Career Insights”

In November 2017, we hosted our third Unfiltered Career Insights webinar hosted by CEO, Matt Henry. Our panelists included Emily Gloeckner from City and County of Denver, Darleen Gee from HNTB Corporation, and Jenna Hornstock from Los Angeles Metro.

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Autonomous Trucking

Autonomous trucking (also referred to as self-driving trucks or autonomous trucking) is a concept that applies the principles of autonomous passenger vehicles to freight trucks. Autonomous trucks combine hardware, software, and communication systems to allow trucks to navigate the roadway system with little to no human interaction.

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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 Autonomous 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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California APA Conference 2017

Staff from our California offices will be heading to Sacramento this month for the California APA Conference (September 23-26, 2017). Take a look at our upcoming sessions, and let’s talk transportation!

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Assisting Go Centennial with Lyft-Off

Fehr & Peers worked closely with the City of Centennial’s Bloomberg Philanthropies- funded Innovation Team (i-team) to launch the Go Centennial pilot program. The program was the first in the nation to provide fully subsidized first and last-mile ridesharing.

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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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Autonomous Vehicles

Photo Credit: David Wasserman, San Jose office Autonomous Vehicles How will autonomous 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...

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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 busy...

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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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