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Title:Lincoln Square Village Traffic Impact Analysis
Author(s):Chang, Liang; Fu, Jizhou
Subject(s):Traffic impact analysis
urban transportation planning
travel demand model
Abstract:Goals and Objectives: The goal of the traffic impact analysis is to examine the potential influence of renovating Lincoln Square Village site based on changes in two scenarios. Scenario I is to reflect the changes in traffic demand, inclding trip production and attraction. Scenario II includes network changes (e.g. road widening and lanes addition) as well as travel demand changes. Specifically, the objectives encompass the revitalization of downtown Urbana, mixed landuse and promotion of walkability. Site Introduction: Lincoln Square Village is located in the heart of downtown Urbana, only seven blocks from the prestigious University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ideally situated in the heart of downtown Urbana, the study area is within walking distance of the Federal Courthouse, the new Champaign County Courthouse, and the City Hall. There is easy access to public transportation systems. A mix of commercial and residential properties is proposed in the upcoming redevelopment project. Contents: This report consists of five additional chapters to this executive summary. The next chapter, sets forth the study of background information of the traffic impact analysis, including introduction, contexts, method and data sources. Chapter III describes the Base Scenario which reflects current traffic conditions in the study area. The report continues to propose Scenario I which represents the impact of demand changes, and Scneario II integrating demand changes and network changes to mitigate the negative traffic impacts. Finally, the report presents conclusions and recommendations to improve the future traffic conditions in Lincoln Square Village. Conlusions and Recommendations: The proposed development in Lincoln Square Village will increase traffic demand, which in turn will result in congestion in downtown Urbana. The proposed network changes will mitigate the negative effect of the traffic demand. Other measures including traffic calming, mixed land use and public transportation, could also be utilized to promote the efficiency in the taffic system in the study area. It is expected that these methods could help transform downtown Urbana into a pedestrian-friendly, safe, and vibrant neighborhood.
Issue Date:2008-04-28
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-04-28

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