Livability in Transportation Guidebook

Planning Approaches that Promote Livability
Source: Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration

The Livability in Transportation Guidebook's primary purpose is to illustrate how livability principles have been incorporated into transportation
planning, programming, and project design, using examples from State, regional, and local sponsors. It is intended to be useful to a diverse audience of transportation agency staff, partners, decisionmakers, and the general public, and is applicable in urban, suburban, and rural areas. While several of the example projects address capacity and operational issues on major roadways, the Guidebook primarily explores how transportation planning and programs can improve community quality of life, enhance environmental performance, increase transportation and housing choice while lowering costs, and support economic vitality. Many of the case studies resolve
capacity and operational issues through a multimodal network and systems approach, reflecting better integration of land use with transportation.

The Guidebook provides examples of communities and agencies across the country that have approached today's new livability in transportation
context with innovative and practical strategies, using the transportation planning process to guide successful project implementation. Fostering livability in transportation projects and programs will result in improved quality of life; will create a more efficient and accessible transportation network; and will serve the mobility needs of communities, families, and

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