Linking Community Visions and Highway Capacity Planning

The objective of this research is to integrate a comprehensive visioning process into the collaborative decision-making framework. Capacity improvement projects often elicit public opposition that is related primarily to the underlying community vision(s) of itself.These communities have not been through a stakeholder-driven, consensus-building process to envision into what the community will grow and develop over time.In addition, a visioning process can raise community concerns that may later trigger significant public outcry during the transportation planning and project development process. Some states and local areas have been incorporating a process called Comprehensive Community Visioning to support their long-range land use and/or transportation planning processes.This process can provide critical support for later transportation decision-making by providing the overall context for the future transportation system.Research has shown, however, that even the most successful visioning projects report difficulties connecting the outcomes of the visioning effort to decision-making.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project C08

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Andrle, Stephen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive
    Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Stepp, Elizabeth

  • Start Date: 20090204
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16655

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  • Accession Number: 01462677
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project C08
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:08PM