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Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) is an approach that considers the total context within which a transportation improvement project will exist. This recommended practice was produced in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and in partnership with the Congress for the New Urbanism.
- Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) website for Context Sensitive Solutions.
- Context Sensitive Solutions Online Resource Center created by Project for Public Spaces in collaboration with Scenic America to assist the Federal Highway Administration develops strategies for the integration of context sensitive solutions (CSS) into project planning, development, and implementation in all 50 states.
- More on CSS by the Federal Highway Administration.
The National Complete Streets Coalition advocates a complete streets policy that ensures that transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire roadway with all users in mind - including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
Department of Transportation website listing all DOT agencies including:
- The Federal Highway Administration
- The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Bicycle and Pedestrian Information Center strives to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. Includes and image library.
The Federal Transit Administration provides stewardship of combined formula and discretionary programs totaling more than $10B to support a variety of locally planned, constructed, and operated public transportation systems throughout the United States.
The Surface Transportation Policy Project is a diverse, nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices that enhance the economy, improve public health, promote social equity, and protect the environment.
Bike America is a nonprofit organization of bicycle community leaders that advocates for bike and pedestrian initiatives under the federal transportation bill.
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.