Tools and Practices for Land Use Integration
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This page includes brief descriptions of a wide array of approaches and tools practitioners employ to integrate transportation and land use: transportation planning activities and programs, project development and programming, stakeholder engagement and visioning, analytical tools, and coordination with other disciplines. Each item includes short implementation examples and sources for additional information.
Planning Activities and Programs
- Development Management and Urban Design - Planners use a wide array of tools in zoning codes to focus development at specific transportation nodes and along corridors.
- Corridor Planning
- District, Sector, and Neighborhood Planning
- Interchange Area Planning
- Transit Oriented Development and Station Area Planning
- Transportation Demand Management - Transportation demand management encompasses a broad set of strategies intended to relieve pressure on the transportation system during peak times.
- Parking Management
- Location Efficient Development Policies and Incentives
Project Development and Programming
- Project Prioritization and Funding Strategies - Funding agencies use capital grants, technical assistance programs, incentives, and funding mechanisms and approaches to integrate land use and transportation decisions.
- State and Regional Capital Grants and Technical Assistance Programs
- State and Regional Project Prioritization/Selection Criteria
- State Fiscal and Regulatory Incentives
- Transit Corridor and Station Area Development Programs
- Parking Benefits Districts
- Roadway Design Guidelines and Standards - Planners and engineers craft roadway design guidelines and standards to help ensure accessibility for all modes and improve neighborhood livability.
- Access Management
- Complete Streets/Routine Accommodation
- Context Sensitive Design/Solutions
- Urban Freight Guidelines and Intermodal Freight Centers
- Local Road Design Guidelines
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Design Guidelines/Programs
- Road Diets
- Road Swaps and Transfers
Stakeholder Engagement and Visioning
- Public Involvement - Planners use a variety of public involvement techniques to help the public understand the implications of decisions and make more informed choices based on community preferences.
- Community Outreach Toolkits and Facilitation Tools
- Community Visioning Workshops and Charrettes
- Visualization/Simulation Techniques
- Visioning and Scenario Planning - Planners host processes with stakeholders to develop regional visions and conceive of and pursue possible land use and transportation scenarios.
- Regional Visioning
- Land Use Scenario Development
- Scenario Planning Software
- GIS & Technical Analysis - Planners uses a variety of software tools to visualize and analyze land use and transportation connections at multiple scales
- Environmental Mapping and Analysis
- GIS Development Opportunity, Housing, and Accessibility Analyses
- Rural Traffic Shed Model
- Space Syntax
- Linking Planning and Public Health - Professionals from a wide array of fields may collaborate to develop transportation planning tools, policies, and incentives in order to improve public health outcomes
- Coordination between Planning and Health Departments
- Health Impact Assessment Tools
- Statewide Healthy Transportation Planning and Coordination
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