What is Quick-Build?
What is the Quick-Build Methodology and Why Are We Using It Here?
The term ‘Quick-Build’ describes an approach to building infrastructure using low cost, short term materials. Quick-build projects can be bike lanes, crosswalks, new public spaces, or bus lanes! Examples of these projects can be seen below.
At a time of increased competition for funding transportation improvements, the low-cost and iterative nature of Quick-Build projects are increasingly popular because they accelerate project delivery, provide a platform for experiential public engagement, and instigate a paradigm shift toward safer, more complete streets.
Quick-Build projects are defined by the following three characteristics:
01 _ Timeline
Implemented within a faster project delivery timeline than typical
capital design and reconstruction projects; typically a few months to
02 _ Budget
Temporary enough to be completed on a small budget using interim,
flexible materials, but durable enough to provide the time, political
capital, and budget to evaluate and iterate upon the initial project
03 _ Process
Utilize a people-centric, holistic process to bridge the gap
between successful ephemeral demonstration projects and capital
reconstruction, which may be supported by scalable policy/program