Safety as a Prime Consideration

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by George Parkinson, San Diego Engineering &, Development Dep, San Diego, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Infrastructure for Urban Growth:

Abstract: Designs in the 1980's have a multitude of parameters from environmental, noise, aesthetics, planners, community groups, political influence and last but not least, legal/liability concerns. With the change in emphasis from symmetrical developments serving many transportation functions and needs to the development of more difficult topographic conditions of today incorporating curvilinear and cul-de-sac street systems, the overall job of the engineer to provide a safe and adequate Project design is challenging. This paper discusses the subject in terms of safety design considerations, design criteria, public streets, standards, sight distance, drainage, and related topics.

Subject Headings: Streets | Transportation safety | Hydraulic design | Sight distances | Traffic safety |

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