Overcoming Resistance to Narrower Streets
By Dirk Poeschel, AICP, Will Washburn, and Bryan Jones

Experience in Fresno shows how planners can succeed in reducing excessive requirements for street widths. Read the Planning Practice Feature.


Clearance for Take-Off:
Utilizing Technology and an Integrated Approach to Create an Accepted Land-Use Plan around Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

By Anthony Bianchi

Mesa's use of GIS and other technology to simulate and visualize the impacts of airport flight operations improves land-use planning. Read the Special Feature.


Moving Beyond the Automobile:
Multimodal Transportation Planning in Bellingham, Washington

By Chris Comeau, AICP

Bellingham has discarded conventional level of service (LOS) methods and implemented an innovative system of multimodal transportation concurrency management.



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Bellingham created a unique, multi-modal concurrency system to achieve the multi-modal transportation network.

Read the full Case Study.


Simple Techniques for Forecasting Bicycle and Pedestrian Demand
By Greg Griffin, AICP

The author reviews two methods and offers his own exploratory method for estimating needs for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Read Planning Essentials.


Applying Bicycle Trip Forecasting and Generation Methods in Austin, Texas
By Howard Lazarus, Annick Beaudet, AICP, and Eric Dusza

The authors describe how bike trip forecasting methods have practical relevance in Austin. Read the Commentary to Planning Essentials.


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'Big Picture' Content and Resources for Transportation Planners
By Jerry Weitz, FAICP

Planners need a content checklist and resource guide for contents of transportation plans, the editor contends. Read Practitioner's Bookshelf.