The practice: SYSTEMS, CORRIDOR & SMALl AREA PLANS
Addressing multimodal transportation systems at all scales.
Good multimodal planning starts by understanding the travel flows within a community. Where are people or goods moving to and from? How long does it take to get there? What type of mode is used (walking, biking, buses, cars, commuter rail, trucks)? How many trips are made each day? Who is making what kind of trip? It also means understanding how these travel flows relate to the form and function of the places where people want to be – neighborhoods, downtowns, job centers, shopping areas, parks and natural areas, community gathering spaces, etc. Creating great cities means seeking ways to optimize the flow between places and creating places where people want to be. The longer it takes people and goods to move from place to place, the higher the cost to everyone. Good multimodal transportation plans identify the right balance of mobility and accessibility strategies that minimize time traveling while supporting creation of great places.
Renaissance knows how to plan for achieving this balance. We work at multiple scales to create transit oriented development and station area plans, bicycle and pedestrian plans, long range transportation plans, transit plans, multimodal corridor studies and freight and goods systems plans.