Transportation, Land Use, and Community Design


Community planners should integrate active design principles into land-use, transportation, community, and economic development planning processes. (TLC-1)


  • Integrate considerations for non-motorized travel and public health into formalized planning processes, such as master plans, comprehensive plans, zoning code updates, housing and commercial developments, metropolitan planning organizations' (MPO) transportation improvement project lists, trail plans, and regional transportation plans, with specific focus on improving environments in low-income communities. (TLC-1.1)
  • Encourage local and state jurisdictions to adopt regulations that require buildings and transportation facilities to be designed according to principles that maximize safety and attractiveness for pedestrians and bicyclists. (TLC-1.2)
  • Establish parking policies that encourage and support active living and active transportation. (TLC-1.3)


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