Corridor Planning Guide: Towards a More Meaningful Integration of Transportation and Land Use

Corridor Planning Guide:  Towards a More Meaningful Integration of Transportation and Land Use

Product No.: 07028
Date Published: 01/2007

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This study, Corridor Planning Guide, is designed to review how corridor studies are completed at DVRPC, and to explore various approaches to corridor planning to inform DVRPC and partner agencies' (such as the state departments of transportation and county planning agencies) work on corridor studies. Developing a stronger land use and transportation linkage is an important part of DVRPC's smart growth mission.

Geographic Area Covered: Nine-county Delaware Valley Region, including the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey.

Key Words: Access management, aviation, Bicycle and Pedestrian Level of Service (BLOS and PLOS), complete streets, Congestion Management System (CMS), conservation design, context-sensitive design/context-sensitive solutions, corridor, crash analysis, cultural and historic resources, density, Destination 2030, economic development, environmental justice, functional classification, goods movement, green building, housing affordability, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), journey-to-work analysis, land use, level of service, Mobility Alternatives Program (MAP), modeling, natural features, NJDOT, parking management, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, PennDOT, public involvement, regional bike map, road diets, road safety audit, signal warrant analysis, smart growth zoning, traffic calming, transit-oriented development (TOD), transit score, transportation demand management (TDM), travel time study.

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