That relationships exist among transportation, land use, and urban design has long been recognized by developers, urban and transportation planners, public officials, and the public itself. Only recently, however, has the rising importance of growth management and environmental planning forced the integration of land use, urban design, and transportation interests in actual urban development policies. The popularity of impact fees and concurrency management are just two examples of the current concerns regarding the relationship of these urban system elements.
This report summarizes urban development guidelines that various jurisdictions, professional consultants, and experts have prepared to address the interactive relationship among transportation planning, land use planning, and urban design. The following guidelines have been compiled from the literature surveyed in this project. The aim of these guidelines is to aid in the design of cities and transportation systems that will reduce the necessity of driving alone.