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This report provides a brief but comprehensive overview of metropolitan planning organization reform. This report unpacks the concept of metropolitan planning organizations in a useful and efficient way and describes how these organizations may have both positive and negative effects on metropolitan infrastructure, democratic representation, and commerce. It examines these negative impacts and responses to these issues, including calls for metropolitan planning organization reform. This report evaluates options for reform and closes by evaluating a number of exemplary metropolitan planning organization reforms in states and municipalities.
This report lays out 29 priority goals of the Baltimore Sustainability Plan within seven theme chapters: Cleanliness, Pollution Prevention, Resource Conservation, Greening, Transportation, Education and Awareness, and Green Economy. Each of the 29 goals is accompanied by a set of recommended strategies. The Cleanliness chapter includes goals addressing litter, maintenance, and vacant lots, recognizing that the upkeep of a city acts as an indicator of its overall health. Goals in the Pollution Prevention chapter directly address public health with a focus on greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, water quality, hazardous materials, and health of indoor environments. The Resource Conservation chapter addresses the efficient use of energy, water, and materials. The Greening chapter underscores the importance of the City\'s living infrastructure with goals targeting trees, sustainable food systems, recreational space, and ecological health. Transportation goals offer ways to reduce dependence on automobiles through improving public transportation, making Baltimore more bicycle and pedestrian friendly, facilitating shared vehicle usage, improving transportation equity, and increasing funding for sustainable transportation. Goals in the Education & Awareness chapter address green schools, youth involvement, community environmental awareness, and informational resources. The final chapter, Green Economy, articulates goals around creating and training for green jobs, supporting green and local business, and increasing Baltimore\'s green profile nationally.
An ordinance relating to Seattle\'s Complete Streets policy, stating guiding principles and practices so that transportation improvements are planned, designed and constructed to encourage walking, bicycling and transit use while promoting safe operations for all users.
This report is a resource for community organizers who want to improve transit options in their local community. This report includes case studies of successful ridership campaigns and best practices for organizing riders and transit workers.
The ballot measure would fund Metro bus service and other road safety, maintenance and transportation improvements in King County by authorizing the King County Transportation District to impose, for a period of ten years, a sales and use tax of 0.1% and an annual vehicle fee of sixty dollars ($60) per registered vehicle, with a twenty dollar ($20) rebate for low-income individuals. If approved, sixty (60) percent of the proceeds would fund Metro bus service. The rest would be split among King County cities and unincorporated King County area on a per-capita basis.
This ordinance designates a portion of the county to be a transportation improvement district and allocates funds for the improvement of county infrastructure in this area. This ordinance also permits public-private partnerships in this district and establishes equitable transit and access as a development priority in this district.
This ordinance amends municipal zoning codes to create a special transit-oriented development (TOD) district. It expands on traditional TOD templates by creating a variety of place-types that may be applied to any municipally-approved TOD district. These place-types include Downtown TOD districts, Town Center TOD districts, Regional Center TOD districts, and Neighborhood TOD districts. Each district type includes specific urban design standards and features and establishes legislative infrastructure for future zoning policy-making.
This ordinance establishes a flexible municipal transit-oriented zoning overlay district. This transit-oriented zoning overlay district is designed to be built upon by further legislation and as such contains easily modified language regarding development requirements. This ordinance establishes zoning and development requirements and restrictions which encourage the use of mass transit and decrease auto-dependency.
This workbook is a starting point for local leaders to begin mapping out a complete streets policy to foster safe and accessible roads for all road users in a community, including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other motorists. The workbook emphasizes the need for local leaders to examine the community\'s needs, vision, and goals in creating a complete streets policy. The workbook includes an overview of Complete Streets policies across the nation, recommendations for how to commit to a community vision, detailed explanations of best practices, and a step-by-step guide to get policies from planning into practical implementation.
To provide transportation funding, the ordinance imposes a 30 year .5 percent tax on all retail sales within Los Angeles County and a 30 year .5 percent tax on the storage, use or other consumption in Los Angeles County of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer. The ordinance allocates all funds generated by the tax for transportation in LA County, establishing four separate sub-funds with minimum spending amounts for each.