This case study is one in a series of three case studies which illustrate approaches for specific types of subarea planning studies. This study, for the downtown area of Lewiston, Maine, is an example of short range TSM highway circulation system and highway deficiency improvement planning for an activity center. The approach used for this study was developed by applying the general principles contained in the Principles and Procedures Guide to a specific problem in a specific setting. The approach is developed in six steps, which are described in this report. In Define the Problem, the integration of transportation issues, and urban design objectives into a problem statement are discussed. In Define the Study Area, issues relating to defining the geographic extent of impacts related to the project are treated. Analyze Existing Conditions describes the tasks of evaluating physical and operational conditions, analyzing travel demand, and synthesizing the results of the physical and demand analysis. Analyze Future Conditions describes the greatly simplified approach taken in this slow growth area, resulting in the decision to base plan development on existing conditions. Four steps are discussed in Develop and Evaluate the Transportation Plan. First, policy guidelines for plan development are established, from which detailed evaluation criteria are described. The plan is then developed to insure that the criteria are met. Finally, specific improvement actions are detailed. In Develop Implementation Program, a critical path for action implementation is discussed. Other case studies in this series represent different approaches taken to address other types of subarea planning problems in other specific settings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SG Associates, Incorporated

    316 Stuart Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02116

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Howard, J A
  • Publication Date: 1983-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-URT-41-83-12 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-80-0071
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM