TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 184: Going the Distance Together: A Citizen’s Guide to Context Sensitive Solutions for Better Transportation is designed to help people ask the right questions at the right time during the transportation planning process in order to help ensure that transportation projects fit the context of their community.
Context sensitive solutions is a consensus-building process designed to allow citizens to become full collaborators in all aspects of transportation planning.
Topics addressed in the report include transportation and the quality of life; the foundation of context sensitive solutions; shaping transportation decisions; understanding professional responsibility and design flexibility in project design; and partnerships through collaboration.
The same project that developed NCHRP Web-Only Document 184 also produced a practitioner’s guide to context sensitive solutions. That report will be published by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. A link to that report will be available from this site once it is released.
This Summary Last Modified On: 4/5/2012