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The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Context Guide is a planning and design resource offering practitioners guidelines focused on creating safe, accessible, and effective multi-modal transportation systems. MDOT SHA developed a unique set of six context zones based on the distinctive land use characteristics of Maryland communities. Making use of these zones, this context guide will maintain flexibility and encourage innovation in developing design solutions that address the major issues of safety and accessibility while still considering the transportation needs of the motoring public.
The MDOT SHA Context Zones are utilized as a planning and design resource, offering practitioners guidance centered on establishing safe and effective multimodal transportation systems.
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