During the environmental documentation phase of transportation project development, WSDOT studies the effect of projects on land use. We look at right of way needs and potential changes in development patterns that may result from change in the transportation system.
The information on this page is designed for a technical audience.
- New FHWA web page Tools and Practices for Land Use Integration provides analytical tools for planning, programming, and analysis of transportation impacts on land use.
- The Use of Expert Panels In Analyzing Transportation and Land Use Alternatives (NCHRP Project 8-36, Task 04, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc) The report provides guidance on when and how to conduct expert panels for analysis applications. Including a 6-Step process for panel design
- Land Use Impacts of Transportation: A Guidebook (NCHRP, 1998): General discussion of the link between land use and transportation followed by a summary of analytical tools for land use analysis and discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.
- Interim Guidance on the Application of Travel and Land Use Forecasting in NEPA (FHWA, 2010). This is voluntary guidance that discusses the links between land use and transportation demand models and recommends best practices.
- A Guidebook for Evaluating the Indirect Land Use and Growth Impacts of Highway Improvements (FHWA, ODOT, PSU, ECONorthwest, 2001)
- Forecasting Indirect Land Use Effects of Transportation Projects (AASHTO 2007) The report describes 6 approaches for conducting indirect land use effects analysis and is intended to be used in conjunction with the previous reference.