Design provides the policies, standards, procedures, guidance, technical assistance, and training needed to develop and maintain a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system.  

The Design Program innovates design solutions by:

  • Ensuring the adoption of “Best Practices” and design information to promote safety, statewide consistency, efficiency and quality.
  • Assisting in the application of design standards and practices to facilitate the resolution of project development issues.
  • Providing technical support and design expertise on highway design issues related to motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.
  • Establishing flexibility in Caltrans highway design standards and procedures, especially in the context of urban environments and multi-model design.

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