In recent years, the Neotraditional Neighborhood Development (NTND) land use planning movement, which is also known as "Traditional Neighborhood Development", has gained increasing attention from planning, engineering, and development professionals. This increased popularity stems from the recognition that the concepts embodied in NTND address many of the most pressing social and economic problems in urban areas, including growth management, traffic congestion, open space preservation, and housing shortages. Through basic changes in land use patterns, street geometries, and network design, NTND attempts to improve accessibility via increased efficiency in travel/activity patterns. Improvements in network connectivity are coupled with lower speeds resulting in comparable travel times but reduced vehicle miles traveled, less congestion, and improved air quality. Preliminary research has evaluated the potential of NTND designs for isolated developments. Further work, particularly with regard to trip generation rates and on-motorized travel, needs to be conducted. However, to realize potential benefits at the regional level, the very network continuity which produces the travel benefits of NTND at the developmental level must exist to some extent at the regional level. This paper presents some results and an approach to evaluate the potential of the NTND design concept to amerliorate the impacts of excessive growth on transportation infrastructure measured at the regional scale.


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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00673888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCTC No. 172
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 27 1995 12:00AM