How to Effectively Coordinate land Use and Transportation: Tying the Two Elements Together

Albright College

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 9:30 p.m. EDT

Reading, PA, United States

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Overview

Situation: Two of the most important areas of municipal decision making involve land use and transportation. The failure to coordinate these decisions can lead to congestion, travel delays, and unsafe conditions. These decisions frequently impact not only the local community but also neighboring municipalities as well. In addition, transportation improvements can be very costly at a time when municipalities are seeking to conserve resources. The Response: the workshop is designed to achieve the following objectives: -- the participants will improve their awareness of the land use and transportation context in which decisions are made -- the participants will become more familiar with roadway and roadside design values and guidelines for addressing issues, such as access management, shoulders, medians, and bikeways. --- the participants will be introduced to several planning tools for accommodating growth and achieving the desired land use and transportation coordination. Workshop Content: 1. What is Smart Transportation and why is it important 2. Defining the land use and transportation context 3. Selecting design values 4. Roadway and roadside guidelines 5. Road system issues 6. Accommodating growth within the transportation and natural environment 7. Planning tools

Resource URL

www.albright.edu/localgov

Speakers

Angela Watson

Confirmed Speaker

Angela Watson has 15 years experience and is currently a Senior Transportation Planner with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. Prior to joining PB, Angela worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) as a Transportation Planning Specialist Supervisor and was responsible for managing the Department's land use related initiatives and policies ... Read More

Brian Hare

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Hare is the Chief, Planning and Contract Management Division, for the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and is a 23-year employee of the Department. That position involves leading PennDOT’s Linking Planning and NEPA process, as well as oversight of various Federal Programs. Prior to that position, he served ... Read More