NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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Traditional level-of-service (LOS) standards ensure that intersections have the capacity to accommodate vehicle demand. Explore LOS as it evolves to include metrics and standards for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders, in the short-term and for long-range planning.
Explore the evolution of streets and how transportation planning and design is changing to meet 21st-century user needs. Learn about the benefits of interdisciplinary approaches and the importance of using new technologies to engage stakeholders in decision-making processes.
"Solutions" associated with redeveloping commercial corridors haven’t changed in 30 years. Learn about practical and defensible market- driven strategies that you can use to avoid common pitfalls in redeveloping commercial strip corridors.
Explore the land-use mix, density, ridership, and parking necessary to develop a successful transit-oriented development (TOD). Learn how two different New Jersey communities—the City of Rahway and the Borough of Somerville—developed TODs that reflected their specific needs.
Cash-strapped states and cities need to creatively stretch limited transportation dollars to address current needs. Forward-thinking highway preservation projects can improve urban mobility for all modes of travel while restoring or replacing our 50+ year-old, inefficient auto-centric transportation systems.
Learn how cities can reap the full value of transit by transforming their streets into places for people, supporting great transit with a suite of innovative street designs embodied in NACTO’s Transit Street Design Guide and Urban Street Design Guide.
Explore automated vehicle technology, the use of ropeways and gondolas in an urban environment, and the proliferation of e-bikes worldwide. Discuss the implications of these trends for planning.
The Vision Zero policy for reducing traffic deaths has spread around the world since its inception in Sweden in 1997. Can it help you achieve safe, sustainable, and complete streets in your community? Vision Zero experts will review best practices in street design and present case examples of innovative street solutions on Queens Boulevard in New York.
This work looked at the association between Complete Streets and increased economic activity such as increased property values, tax collections, and business activity. It identified three case studies. Findings show that Complete Streets performed well, demonstrating enhanced economic activity.
This poster will describe lessons learned about Complete Streets project prioritization and implementation strategies based on analysis of language included in Complete Streets policies and qualitative study interviews with a sample of jurisdictions located in the United States.
The poster will demonstrate how Connecting Cook County, the first plan of its kind for the County in 70 years, facilitates economic development, prioritizes alternative transportation modes and promotes equal access to opportunities.
Before moving forward towards a Vision Zero policy and program, City of Alexandria needs to assess the traffic safety and vulnerability of City’s communities. This study aims to do achieve it through an equity analysis.
Forward thinking cities incorporate freight delivery considerations into planning initiatives and requirements for residential developments located in vibrant downtowns. This poster will highlight trends in freight deliveries driven by e-commerce, as well as strategies to accommodate these deliveries in downtowns.
Explore the built environment and transportation methods in three Cuban cities. Compare and contrast the three study cities and identify the benefits and challenges of reduced auto-dependent transportation. Identify transportation planning concepts that could be implemented in American communities.
Communities are increasingly using corridor studies to learn how to balance traffic capacity, capture multimodal opportunities, and increase quality of life. Three cities—Saint Paul, Minn., El Dorado, AR., and Spartanburg, S.C.—will share approaches to planning processes that produced context-sensitive results.
Hear how and why three major cities decided to try the shared-street concept, such as the desire to respond to site-specific transportation issues or to promote goals like economic development and public space improvement. Learn about site selection, community education and outreach, programming, maintenance, and performance measurement.
Major shared transportation modes—such as bikesharing, carsharing, ridesourcing, and alternative transit services—are changing how people travel and are having a transformative effect on mobility and local planning. Learn about the role of shared mobility in urban planning.
Cars have long dominated Los Angeles. But thanks to political will, demographic changes, and innovative investments, things are finally changing. Explore projects that are transforming the region to become a walkable, bikeable, and transit friendly place.
Building on the "Urban Street Design Guide," NACTO presents a new guide on sustainable stormwater management. Learn about three cities that have built strong partnerships between transportation and water departments—and hear how green infrastructure makes more livable streets.
The session will present a first-of-its-kind transportation planning framework that combines typology, land use, modal priorities, big data, multimodal performance measures and the latest in GIS technology to evaluate multimodal arterial network needs and potential improvements systematically.