The conceptual infrastructure design concepts aim to provide a safe and efficient road environment for all type of road users, and sustainable features to reduce the environmental impact of the impermeable surface in the coming semi-autonomous future. This proposal aims to increase the awareness of future mobility and road system change, the design concepts provide strategies to adapt to future mobility needs on road sharing and passenger staging. Besides infrastructure design, it also proposes a connected mobility network wayfinding system to offer convenience for visitors and road users to effectively reach the destinations.
Infrastructure Design Key components:
- Travel Lane: The reduced width travel lanes (10' suggested urban travel lane width) in the urban environment to reduce vehicle driving speed;
- Regular Parking Zone: Certain number of on-street parking are preserved for automobiles.
- Protected Bike Lane: The buffered bike lane provides flexible car door opening space and a safe travel area for cyclists.
- AVs Zone: Off traffic on-off/loading zone design for AVs provide non-interference AV areas.
Mobility Network components:
Wayfinding Kiosk: The kiosk provides local mobility network information and key local destinations' information. The information will provide real-time transit connection information and information on optional travel modes, such as bike-share, ride-hailing, e-scooter, etc.
Stormwater filtration Pond: On-street stormwater filtration ponds slow the stormwater surface runoff to the combined sewage during heavy rains.
Other possible feature:
Ride-hailing Waiting Furniture: The furniture provides liveliness on the sidewalk and the rest places for pedestrians and riders.
Bike Share-Station: Nearby bike share station provides convenient last mile travel option.
Note: the component arrangements would depend on the street section and surrounding urban context.