State & National Studies, Research & Manuals
CONTEXT SENSITIVE STUDIES:
FDOT Complete Streets Policy. Effective September 17, 2014
FDOT Complete Streets Implementation website.
APA TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS: PAS REPORTS, MEMOs & QUICK NOTES
(NOTE: these are now available to all APA members upon logging in online)Bike Sharing (PAS QuickNotes 61). Summary: The article briefly provides a primer on how cities are using bike-share systems to support transportation choice and build last-mile connections.
Complete Streets (PAS 559) Summary: Drawing on lessons learned from more than 30 communities around the country, this report provides insight into successful policy and implementation practices that have resulted in complete streets. Readers will learn how to build support for complete streets, adopt a policy, and integrate complete street concepts into plans, processes, and standards. In addition, this report provides insight into design issues, handling costs, and ways of working with various stakeholders. Case studies highlight communities that have adopted and implemented complete streets, and model policy language provides guidance to communities interested in writing and adopting a complete streets policy.
Completing the Streets (Zoning Practice). Summary: The article discusses how communities can use zoning and subdivision standards to promote complete streets.
Local Bicycle Master Planning (PAS Memo) Summary: The article summarizes some of the recent research on the benefits of bicycling and provides guidance on developing bicycle master plans. It addresses bicycle participation; estimating transportation investment benefits and performance; benefits of bicycling; which investments lead to increased bicycling; and how to create a bicycle master plan, including typical plan elements.
Parking Cash Out (PAS 532) Summary:
SUMMARY: The report, by Donald Shoup, shows how employers who offer their employees the option to cash out their parking subsidies can discourage solo driving and its attendant social, environmental, and infrastructure costs. It also suggests ways planners can bring this option to their communities.
Planning for Shared Mobility (PAS 583) Summary: The report tracks the path short-term transportation access has taken so far. Authors Adam Cohen and Susan Shaheen look at how shared mobility is shaping — and being shaped by — local plans and policies. The report also shares the tools planners can use to manage mobility, such as zoning, permits, variances, and discretionary review. Profiles of eight cities, from New York to Seattle, show the plans they’ve put in motion and lessons they’ve picked up along the way.
Planning for Street Connectivity (PAS 515) Summary: The report takes a close look at the street connectivity debate and the evidence, offering research results and studies of the experience of 14 communities’ efforts to incorporate greater connectivity, with Raleigh, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas, receiving in-depth studies. Excerpts from the codes of nine communities are included in an appendix. This report will make it possible for planners and others to present a wealth of information to residents and local officials about street connectivity to answer their questions and concerns (e.g., traffic calming to address cut-through traffic, increases in density through design so that return on investment and affordability are likely, and reductions in road widths to limit the amounts of impervious surface).
Shifting the Regulatory Gears to Promote Bicycling (Zoning Practice) Summary: The article explores how cities and counties can use development regulations to support safe and convenient bicycling.
The Transportation/Land Use Connection (PAS 546/547) Summary: The report examines the need for public-sector investment in land-use and transportation development and the tools and techniques planners can use to integrate transportation and land use. It looks at the forces shaping cities and their transportation systems, frameworks for evaluating transportation and land-use policies, and the role of regional comprehensive plans. The report’s unique format makes it easy to skim, gleaning the basics and finding the specific information you need. Appendices cover congestion pricing, microeconomic analysis, benefit-cost analysis, and more.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Updated 2013.
Trip Generation Manual & Handbook, 9th Edition
Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2012.
FDOT Quality/Level of Service Handbook
Traditional Neighborhood Development Handbook,
Guide to Sustainable Transportation Performance Measures
EPA 231-K-10-004, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2001
A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 6th Edition
Florida Transit Handbook
Parking Generation, 4th Edition
Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2010.
Evaluation of the Mobility Fee Concept, Final Report
Center for Urban Transportation Research, 2009.
Smart Transportation Guidebook
NJDOT/PennDOT, March 2008.
Roundabouts: An Informational Guide
U.S. Department of Transportation, FHWA
“Road Diet Treatment in Ocean City, NJ, USA”
ITE Journal, January 2007.
Context Sensitive Design Manual, Chatham County
Savannah Metropolitan Commission, 2007.
Performance Measures and Targets for Transportation Asset Management
NCHRP Report 551, 2006
Proposed Recommended Practice: Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities
Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2006.
Shared Parking, 2nd Edition
Urban Land Institute, 2005.
A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design
Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities
Model Regulations and Plan Amendments for Multimodal Transportation Districts
FDOT, April 2004.
Multimodal Transportation Districts and Multimodal Areawide Quality of Service Handbook
FDOT, November 2003.
A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions
NCHRP Report 480, 2002.
Alachua County Corridor Design Manual
Evaluation of Lane Reduction “Road Diet” Measures on Crashes and Injuries
Transportation Research Record 1784, TRB, 2002 (pages 80-90)
Ten Principals for Reinventing America’s Suburban Strips
Urban Land Institute, 2001.
Residential Streets, Third Edition
Urban Land Institute, National Association of Home Builders, American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2001.
Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access, Best Practices Design Guide, Parts 1 & 2
Central Florida Mobility Design Manual
Transportation & Environmental Justice
U.S. Department of Transportation, FHWA/FTA, 2000.
Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) Guidelines
North Carolina Department of Transportation, August 2000.
Florida Pedestrian Planning and Design Handbook
Traditional Neighborhood Development, Street Design Guidelines
ITE Transportation Planning Council Committee 5P-8, October 1999.
Transit-Friendly Streets: Design and Traffic Management Strategies to Support Livable Communities
TCRP Report 33, 1998.