Developing Guidelines for Incorporating Managing Demand into WSDOT Planning and Programming

The purpose of this research was to develop guidelines for WSDOT’s business areas to incorporate demand management strategies appropriate to the context of the land use and transportation environment to meet their objectives.  The products of this research included a technical memorandum summarizing and synthesizing a review of the literature, a summarization of main themes gleaned from interviews with staff of WSDOT of applicable business areas and staff of partner agencies, and   PowerPoint presentations of draft findings and recommendations. Research products also include a Mobility Gap Analysis Tool to be used in conjunction with WSDOT’s Highway Segment Analysis Program, for calculating the number of motor vehicles needed to be removed from the state highway to restore travel speeds of 70 percent posted speed limit. Research products also include a final report on recommendations for the corridor planning process, a creative thinking exercise, summaries of primary TDM strategies for consideration by WSDOT region staff as part of a web-based resource tool developed by the University of Washington, and a final report with recommendations. The recommendations were developed for statewide planning and programming, with emphases on the Highway System Plan and the State Public Transportation Plan, corridor studies, the Commute Trip Reduction Program, construction mitigation, and implementation of the Growth Management Act and the State Environmental Policy Act.

Download final report.  For more information, contact Sara Hendricks.

Leave a Reply