Nick Stamatiadis, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, was the 2023 recipient of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Performance Effects of Geometric Design AKD10 Best Paper Award.
The paper presents the most recent work completed as part of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 15-72 dealing with the development of context classification to be used nationwide. The work developed a process that roadways can be classified based on attributes that define their context while considering multimodal needs and thus allow roadway planners and designers to develop transportation that could address the needs of all users. This process facilitates context classification by using measures that can be derived from readily available, national databases and allows for the adoption of a uniform approach nationally. The work completed advances the state of practice and will be included in the 8th edition of the AASHTO Policy on Geometric Design for Highways and Streets.