What are Context Sensitive Solutions?
Context sensitive solutions (CSS) are a set of collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches to planning that ensures transportation facilities fit in well with their physical setting and preserve scenic, aesthetic, historic and environmental resources while maintaining safety and mobility. CSS is a method that considers the total context within which a transportation improvement project will exist. Designers went to great lengths to make sure that park roads would "lie lightly on the land," impinging as little as possible on their natural and cultural surroundings. By designing roadways that employ graceful curves, naturalistic landscaping and attractive rustic features, the National Park Service is able to showcase its park scenery and most treasured resources. Download Fact Sheet | PDF Format | 272Kb