Context Sensitive Solutions

2010 - 2012
Topics: Transportation Planning, Engineering, Governance, Urban Design
Location: USA


Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) was a technical assistance program that sought to implement new transportation designs that promote greater environmental sustainability. The term CSS in alternative to the road construction that displacing precarious communities and destroying natural ecosystems, all while penalizing pedestrians, cyclists, and mass transit riders. The project was administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), where Aurash worked as a planner and led this body of work. Technical assistance was provided during planning workshops and with collaboratively developed design documents. The program also included an online clearinghouse of best practices that was used by FHWA regional offices and planning professionals. Three of the technical assistance projects are below: 

Brighton Boulevard Redesign

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Brighton Boulevard is a key corridor connecting the airport to the downtown Denver. It excels as a logistic resource for moving people and goods, but as a consequence it presents a hazard for the communities that surround it. Done in partnership with the Denver Department of Transportation, this projects presents a vision for integrating the corridor into the community and transforming it to provide local services, while still service as a critical artery for the city as a whole. For more information the report is embedded below. 

 

Walkable Maine Street

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Creating a master plan for pedestrian circulation in downtown New Brunswick, Maine. Done in partnership with the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute and the City of New Brunswick, Maine. 


Delaware Byways

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Creating a manual for the sustainable growth of Delaware's expansive system of urban and rural byways. Done in partnership with Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Delaware Byways.