Completing The Street: Revitalizing An Urban Corridor Using A Multimodal Framework
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Applying the concept of complete streets to the North Avenue corridor in Baltimore, MD this study looks at the integration of multiple modes on the corridor with the intent of encouraging non-motorized modes and improving safety along the corridor. North Avenue's current condition is that of necessary revitalization, through asset management and the introduction to a wider array of modes other than dominating the automobile. By advancing the roadway to a street where all users, i.e. pedestrians, bicyclist and vehicles as able to coexist harmoniously; offering multimodal options and accessibility all within a curb to curb right-of-way, will enable investments that will eventually reverse the trend of the dilapidated and neglected infrastructure. This study proposes two alternatives: one which has modest changes through roadway stripping and the second which allows for curb modifications so that a two-way cycle track may be included. This study looks at the tradeoff between vehicle travel delay, cost and safety. Through this research, it will tap into and highlight the transportation-related factors that can help to convert North Avenue into a more desirable corridor for all to use.