Community Impact Assessment Handbook

“Transportation projects can have major social and economic effects —both positive and negative. Analysis of community impacts provides insight into ways projects can be improved or redefined to reduce adverse impacts and increase overall project benefits. Historically, much of the attention in environmental impact assessment has been placed on the natural environment, rather than on…

Land Development and Access Management Strategies for Florida Interchange Areas

Freeways are heavily traveled thoroughfares that allow us to quickly get from here to there. Freeway interchange areas have become important points for providing necessities and conveniences that aid in travel comfort. Americans thrive on convenience, and yet unmanaged access to highway-oriented services causes inconvenience and disrupts the very purpose of an interchange, which is…

Martin County Ordinance Number 561

The purpose of Section 4.19 is to assure a safe, efficient, maintainable and balanced transportation system that preserves community character and provides for all modes of transportation. Section 4.19 establishes minimum standards for the design of the transportation network, including roadways, sidewalks, pedestrian walkways, bicycle lanes and equestrian paths; policies and procedures for traffic calming;…