Transportation design isn’t just about cars anymore. Today’s communities are looking for opportunities to provide safe, comfortable, and convenient streets for all walks of life – from the young to elderly, from bicyclers to transit riders, and Spartanburg County in South Carolina is no different.
Spartanburg’s Country Club Road corridor has experienced development pressure and increase commuter traffic over the last decade. The community needed a design solution that not only answered the area’s growing transportation demands, but one that was sensitive to the community that calls the corridor home. Through a public outreach initiative based on achieving informed consent, the study successfully reflects both public desires and the transportation realities of the corridor.
Stantec, in partnership with Toole Design Group, provided analysis on the existing transportation conditions in the corridor and gave direction on navigating the regulatory environment in Spartanburg. We were also responsible for the motor vehicle transportation analysis component and engineering the concept designs for the entire corridor. We also delivered a preferred access plan highlighting the safest, most appropriate locations for median islands, intersection treatments, bicycle and pedestrian amenities, sidepath/greenway design, and innovative cycle track integration.
This project was named Project of the Year by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and South Carolina Department of Transportation for good reason - it speaks to what good design means at its core – solutions that support various user groups, are context-sensitive-specific, and focus on public participation.