Promoting Sustainable Transportation through Site Design: An ITE Proposed Recommended Practice

This report recommends site design practices that can be applied through the land development process to promote the use of more sustainable modes of passenger transportation, such as walking, cycling and transit. Its primary purpose is to assist policy-makers and professionals involved in the preparation, review and approval of non-residential development proposals to identify and incorporate features that make sites more accessible to travel modes other than the single-occupant vehicle. The report also identifies a range of supporting policies and actions that agencies can implement to create an atmosphere conducive to promoting sustainable transportation through site design. An underlying theme of this report is the integral relationship between land use and transportation. The report is based on the premise that effective site design can enhance the attractiveness, convenience and safety of walking, cycling and transit use, while not compromising the efficiency of travel by other modes. Conversely, if a site is not designed to provide access for sustainable transportation modes, users could be significantly discouraged from its use--a preventable situation given the level of information currently available.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 

    Institute of Transportation Engineers

    Canada District, 300 Water Street
    Whitby, Ontario  Canada  L1N 9J2
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 74p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000365
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0935403884
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RP-035
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 12 2005 1:35PM