Transportation Review Guidelines, Part 1 2012

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Transportation Review Guidelines, Part 1 2012


Transportation Review Guidelines, Part 1 2012


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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The primary purpose of this document is to provide the technical standards for the evaluation of the adequacy of transportation facilities by the Prince George’s County Planning Board. Secondarily, it documents a number of processes and procedures used to review development plans as well as master, sector, and small area plans. The Guidelines establish criteria by which staff and applicants with land development proposals can assess the traffic impact and transportation issues related to development proposals. They also indicate the manner in which information will be presented to the Planning Board. Section 1 of these Guidelines describes the process of gathering existing data and submitting studies; it also include a glossary of transportation terms. Section 2 summarizes study requirements for the various types of applications. Section 3 details the methodology to be used in performing the traffic study. Sections 4 through 6 describe the use of a system of trip credits related to design as well as off-site transit, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities. Section 7 documents a number of transportation modeling procedures and their use in the analysis of plans. Section 8 includes the County Council’s Guidelines for Mitigation Actions. Section 9 specifies several processes in plan review outside of the review of traffic impact studies. Section 10 denotes the implementation and applicability of these Guidelines. A future Part 2 will be prepared no later than June 1, 2013 to guide the determination of findings related to Section 24-124.01 of the Subdivision Regulations.