IMPLEMENTING A SMART GROWTH LAND USE PATTERN TO MANAGE CONGESTION AND SAFETY BY INTEGRATING REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION FUTURES ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS WITH A REGIONAL CONCEPT OF MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS (RCMO): A CASE STUDY IN PERFORMANCE BASED PLANNING

Smart Growth is a primary strategy for Congestion Management (CM), along with ancillary strategies like access management and traffic impact studies. Transportation projects are linked to a RCMO (Regional Concept of Management and Operations) which considers safety, identifies performance measures and short and long range investment strategies. This paper, from a set of conference proceedings on Intersection Safety: Achieving Solutions Through Partnerships (March 2004, Irvine, California), offers a case report of performance based planning in this arena. The author summarizes regional alternatives analysis comparing Smart Growth to "Business as Usual"; Smart Growth implementation techniques and partnerships; relationships between Smart Growth, the RCMO, safety and CM, including performance measures and investment strategies; and innovative public involvement techniques which maximized participation, partnerships and support for a shared vision of Smart Growth in a mid-sized metropolitan area (Lansing, Michigan). The integration of land use and transportation decision making is being accomplished using an adopted land use policy map, themes and principles and is also being implemented in local agency comprehensive plans. The author includes charts and lists of 5 year and 20 year strategies, as well as a criteria checklist and a list of performance measures. The author concludes that strong linkages were established between regional land use and transportation goals, objectives, investment strategies, performance measures and project selection criteria and smart growth, along with auxiliary land use strategies such as access management and traffic impact studies.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33p

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  • Accession Number: 00988930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0935403825
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2005 12:00AM