|#e.24633||Wednesday 8:30AM to Thursday 4:30PM
December 4-5, 2013
CM | 14.00
The Intersection Between Transportation and Land Use
UC Davis Extension
Land use and transportation planning fields have been rapidly evolving due to new legislation on sustainable communities and climate change and an increased emphasis on complete streets and multi-modal analysis. Explore the inextricable link between transportation and land use in the development of general plans, community plans, site plans and environmental impact analyses. Learn best practices, examine case studies and gain practical knowledge and skills to put to use in your community.
This interactive course focuses on new policies, technical approaches, models and tools for managing challenging land use and transportation issues. Key topics include:
• Level of Service (LOS) policies and thresholds--Why vehicle LOS may be obsolete for your community and the consequences and choices to consider when selecting new performance measures and thresholds
• The new transportation planning paradigm--Why public agencies should shift their paradigms and the financial, transportation and land use consequences if they don’t
• Financial constraints and priorities--Why TV, mobile phone service and mochas cost more than gas taxes and what this means for your general plan
• Travel forecasting models and their blind spots--What planners need to know about travel forecasting models especially when using them to evaluate VMT, GHG emissions or smart growth plans
Legal defensibility versus level of confidence--The difference between these two terms and why it matters in land use and transportation plans
• Completing the streets--Essential factors for creating liveable streets, making modal tradeoffs, and examples of what to avoid
• Big data--How the proliferation of new data sources, such as cell phone origin-destination data, GPS speed data and satellite photos, are changing land use and transportation planning
• CEQA and the General Plan--How to get the most out of General Plan updates and EIRs
Whether you are interested in the connection between general plans and CEQA, looking for greater value from expensive EIRs or hoping to improve planning outcomes in your community, this course is for you.