Title

MASTER PLANNING THE INTERSTATE: THE ORLANDO EXPERIENCE

Authors

M S. Callahan

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1990

Subject Area

operations - traffic, land use - planning, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Transportation planning, Transportation corridors, Transit, Traffic corridors, Systems approach, Systems analysis, System planning, System analysis, Streets, Regional transportation, Public transit, Orlando (Florida), Metropolitan areas, Master plans, Mass transit, Local transit, Intrastate transportation, Interstate Highway System, Improvements, Corridors (Transportation), Conurbations, Collector distributor roads, City streets

Abstract

A study is reported which examined Interstate 4 (I-4), which runs through the Orlando metropolitan area, for the development of a master plan. The latter was intended to serve as a guide for Florida Department of Transportation to systematically develop an improvement program for I-4 through the year 2010. The study involved a systems approach to indentify improvements. Based on the analysis of the corridor, several objectives or criteria were identified to direct the development of concepts that are consistent with the overall dynamics of the metropolitan area. The objectives are listed, and the improvement concepts are discussed. The ultimate concept involved the expansion of the existing mainline and the development of a parallel collector-distributor system through most of the corridor. A transit envelope was also proposed for much of the corridor. Some locations required examination for special treatments.