POLICY AND PLANNING IN THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN: THE CASE OF TRANSPORTATION

Regional transportation planning given environmental constraints is addressed for the Lake Tahoe Basin of California and Nevada. The interrelationships of population densities, land use regulations, and existing transportation facilities with future project and system-level transport investments are explored for three development alternatives. The conflicts between technical planning methodology and environmental policy considerations are discussed, and recommendations are made for institutional changes that would allow broader policy considerations and systems alternatives to be evaluated in the planning process. Major freeway projects previously planned for this mountain resort environment are rejected as improper transportation solutions, and greater reliance on local traffic and land use improvements is encouraged in the study findings. Certain aspects of the planning strategies and conceptual solutions are applicable to regional transportation planning efforts elsewhere.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 49-59
  • Monograph Title: Social, economic, behavioral and urban growth considerations in planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023513
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM