Mode-Specific Plans

Mode-specific plans: effective and progressive plans that improve safety, efficiency, and accessibility across all modes of travel.

Kimley-Horn understands the importance of planning and designing for all travel modes and is committed to providing effective plans that encourage healthy communities, economic vibrancy, and sustainable transportation. Overcoming barriers, increasing safety, and enhancing access to transportation is a commitment found in the diversity of plans we help create.

As a national contributor to Complete Streets and Active Transportation Design, our partnership with local communities leads to the development of complementary strategies that specifically advance walking, biking, and public transportation initiatives. We intentionally pair planners, engineers, and urban designers to work side-by-side so that engineering solutions aren’t given singular priority over design, aesthetic, and multimodal considerations. These mode-specific plans involve our nationally recognized subject matter experts and include:

  • Kimley-Horn employs a Context Sensitive Solutions Approach that balances travel demand, community objectives, with community context and street-typology.
  • Complete Streets are used to balance the needs of all modes of travel by giving people the option to walk, bike, ride transit, or drive.
  • On-Street facility design including signage, bike lanes and cycle-tracks.
  • Transit Master Plans, Service Plans
  • TOD Guidelines
  • BRT Studies and designs
  • Strategic Freight Plans
  • Intermodal Centers
  • Master Plans and corridor plans for greenways, multiuse paths
  • Off-Street Trail Design

Whether your plans call for expertise in one travel mode or many, Kimley-Horn can guide the way to a plan that serves your community—on time, and on budget.

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