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