Principles of CSS
Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach that involves all stakeholders in building a transportation facility that fits its setting. It is an approach that leads to preserving and enhancing scenic, aesthetic, historic, community and environmental resources, while improving or maintaining safety, mobility, and infrastructure conditions.
The core principles of CSS apply to transportation processes, outcomes and decision making:
- Strive towards a shared stakeholder vision to provide a basis for decisions
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of contexts
- Foster continuing communication and collaboration to achieve consensus
- Exercise flexibility and creativity to shape effective transportation solutions, while preserving and enhancing community and natural environments
(Source: FHWA CSS Quick Facts http://www.cssnationaldialog.org/documents/QuickFacts/CSS-Quick-Facts-Principles-Qualities-Outcomes.pdf)