Title

CHURCHMANS CROSSING INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PROJECT: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE SOLUTIONS

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Subject Area

operations - traffic, planning - travel demand management, planning - travel demand management, land use - planning, ridership - demand, organisation - management

Keywords

Trip reduction, Travel demand management, Transportation planning, Transportation demand management, TDM measures, Roads, New Castle County (Delaware), Multimodal transportation, Multimodal systems, Land use planning, Junctions (Traffic), Investments, Investment requirements, Intersections, Infrastructure, Improvements, Cross roads

Abstract

Details are provided about a process that successfully achieved multimodal transportation solutions through integrated land use and transportation planning in New Castle County, Delaware. The process included identification and participation of stakeholders; active involvement of the land use agency; development of a vision for the study area; and identification of problems and options, analyses, and recommendations. The effort was guided by three working groups: a policy committee of top agency officials, a steering committee of community and business leaders along with local elected officials, and a technical committee of agency professional staff and a consultant team. Four types of solutions were recommended as a package: land use, transit, travel demand management, and roadway connections/intersections. The resulting multimodal solutions are interdependent, provide options to single-occupant vehicles, and maximize the potential use of nonhighway alternatives before roadway and intersection improvements are made. The final package of solutions had a high degree of public and agency buy-in; as a result, implementation is well under way.