Transportation plans explain how goods and/or people can be moved. A typical focus for a transportation plan is the provision of public transportation for the journey to work. Transportation plans can address a wide range of issues including goods movement, non-journey to work trips, and alternative forms of mobility such as biking and walking. A comprehensive transportation plan considers the relationship between transportation and land-use.
Prioritize investments in public transportation resources. Encourage efficient land-use patterns. Promote health through non auto-mobility.
Implementation may depend on the cooperation of non-municipal entities such as state DOTs and public or private transit providers.
Because transportation and land-use are linked, transportation plans can be used to promote compact mixed-use development which has a variety of collateral benefits.
AASHTO Handbook on Integrating Land Use and Transportation
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