Are you in charge of a grid-locked, complicated location? Are you hoping to reinvent a
blighted retail corridor into a modern walkable, sustainable, livable, mixed-use,
transit-oriented Activity Center, but struggling with where to get the right-of-way for
Complete Streets? Do you have a great community vision, but can't find a way to satisfy
your engineers so you can move forward?
We've got Innovation!
Innovative, Alternative Intersection styles may be able to help. Metro Analytics specializes in
assessing your situation and finding potential solutions that are often compatible with
the "Places" the pros are trying to create, while at the same time maintaining if not improving on the
function that engineers must satisfy. We also frequently team with many of the world's leading
experts in both intersection efficiency and place-making strategies.
Tell us a little about your situation. Using web-conferencing and Google Earth, together we can
take a look at your site and give you some ideas that might work. Also please contact us
with comments, suggestions, or for any other reason.
I want to tag some cool locations. How can I do that?
InnovativeIntersections.org can be used to identify virtually any place
on earth, but our aim is to include only those locations that
truly have something unique about them that is relevant to urban
planning and civil engineering. For example, Roundabouts were once
considered new and innovative, but they are so commonplace now that
this site is interested only in mapping roundabouts that are
unusual or noteworthy. "This was the first roundabout in our city", or
"This is a large modern roundabout with four multi-lane
Here are some ideas of places we hope you'll help us find and tell the
At-Grade Intersections: Every site that exists, or is in advanced
planning, or at least has conceptual plans for:
Freeway and Arterial Interchanges: Every site that exists, or is in
advanced planning, or at least has conceptual plans for:
interchanges that involve roundabouts
Left Turn Overpasses
Designs accepted with special conditions:
with unusual characteristics (one of first few in your
area, train or roaway runs through center, designed for very high
volumes, exceptionally beautiful). You decide, but help us avoid
cluttering the map with too many roundabouts.
Intersections include Median U's, Michigan U's, Bowties, and
a few others. Outside of Michigan, we would like every existing or
planned site. Inside Michigan, be judicious.
Urban Interchanges were once uncommon, but are now fully
main-stream. Tell us which "started the revolution" in your area, but
keep it to that.
Crazy or Unusual Places
Bowls: If you know of any freeway interchange
that you don't know how to describe, but it is unusual or it's just a
huge tangle of "spaghetti", we want it!
World Fame: Arc de
Triumphe, Pyramids, The White House, the Great Wall of China - anything
that is truly world-famous
Fame: DuPont Circle in Washington DC, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, etc.
Aesthetic, Artistic, and Great People Places
If you know of locations
that are great examples of Transit-Oriented
Development, or that look exceptionally artistic and beautiful from an
aerial photo, please record those sites in this category.