Geometric design refers to the dimensions and arrangements of the visible features of a roadway. This includes pavement widths, horizontal and vertical alignment, slopes channelization, intersections and other features that can significantly affect the operations, safety and capacity of the roadway network. The geometric design of the roadway should be consistent with the intended functional classification of the highway, and fit the characteristics and needs of all of its users. ITE provides a variety of tools and training materials that address the importance of integrating geometric design, traffic operations and safety in differing contexts.
ITE offers a wide variety of professional development and training opportunities on geometric design.