Transportation Review Guidelines: Part 1 and 2 - 2022

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Transportation Review Guidelines: Part 1 and 2 - 2022


Transportation Review Guidelines: Part 1 and 2 - 2022


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission<
Prince George's County Planning Department

Source of Copies:

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 the Transportation Review Guidelines Part 1 and Part 2 2022 Supplement (Supplement) is to provide the technical standards for evaluating the adequacy of transportation facilities by the Prince George’s County Planning Board according to the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations effective April 2022. It also documents processes and procedures to review development plans and area master plans. The Supplement establishes criteria by which staff and applicants with land development proposals can assess the transportation impacts related to development proposals. They also indicate how information will be presented to the Planning Board.

This document is divided into two parts. Part 1 is further organized in 10 sections. Section 1 describes the process of gathering existing data and submitting studies; it also includes 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 4–6 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 transportation modeling procedures and a tier system to guide developers for implementing mitigation strategies and actions. Section 8 includes the County Council’s guidelines for mitigation actions when mitigation action does not result meeting LOS standards. Section 9 specifies several processes for reviewing plans that are not traffic impact studies. Section 10 denotes the implementation and applicability of the updated guidelines. Part 2 guides the determination of adequacy of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.