Mobility 2030: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, 2009 Amendments, establishes sustainable development as the region’s strategic approach to transportation planning, programming, and construction. Sustainable development leverages the land use/transportation relationship to improve mobility, enhance air quality, support economic growth, and ensure the financial stability of the transportation system by promoting livable communities.
A livable community is “a community where if people don’t want an automobile, they don’t have to have one. A community where you can walk to work, your doctor’s appointment, pharmacy or grocery store. Or you could take light rail, a bus or ride a bike.” - Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood, 2009
By providing planning support for a diverse range of mobility options, such as rail, automobiles, bicycling, transit, and walking, this plan helps local governments present a range of development opportunities to the private sector.
The plan recognizes four categories of sustainable development:
- Strategic Urban Development
- Integrated Land Use Planning/Urban Design
- Transit-Oriented Development
- Access Management
Follow the links at left to explore the various aspects of land use/transportation planning.