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Session 14 - Regional Transportation Planning Tools

Session: 14

Session Title: Regional Transportation Planning Tools

Organizer: Andrew Shepler

Moderator: Andrew Shepler

 

Topic A Title: Insight 2050 Corridor Concepts – Charting the Land Use and Transportation Future for Central Ohio

Speaker (s): Aaron Domini, Jennifer Noll

Name, Company, Location: OHM Advisors, MORPC, Columbus, Ohio

Topic A Description: This session will document a historic and landmark regional planning imitative that charts the way for Central Ohio is the region plans to add more than 1 million new residents by 2050!

The project was a unique partnership with the City of Columbus, the Columbus Partnership, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus), The Columbus Foundation, and several local jurisdictions, who collaboratively led the study to examine and plan for current and various future development and transportation patterns along fie selected major thoroughfares. This study is helping Central Ohio communities to understand the impacts of various development patterns, as well as the relationship between these corridors and various types of high-capacity transit technologies. The study offers specific recommendations to promote the best-case scenario for each corridor, and specifically explores how more walkable, compact neighborhoods and high-capacity transit along five representative routes can positively impact transportation, infrastructure, housing and the environment.

 

Topic B Title: Using NOACA's Trail Crossing Typology to Understand and Improve Crossings

Speaker (s): Andrew Stahlke, Sara Maier

Name, Company, Location: NOACA, Cleveland, Ohio

Topic B Description: NOACA’s Trail Crossing Typology is a tool that suggests appropriate crossing treatments for all-purpose trail crossings based on the characteristics of the vehicular roadway being crossed. Within the Greater Cleveland region there is an extensive network of trails used by cyclists, pedestrians, and other users that crosses all types of vehicular roadways, from low conflict neighborhood streets to high conflict major thoroughfares. When speed limit, traffic volume, and crossing distance are known, the Trail Crossing Typology can be used as a guide to categorize the trail crossing into one of six levels. Depending on how the trail crossing is categorized, appropriate crossing treatments are then suggested, along with cost estimates and suggestions for additional study prior to deciding on a specific crossing treatment.