Achieve Transportation-Efficient Development

Plan+ is a one-stop application that quickly analyzes the traffic and parking parameters for a development site, testing a wide variety of land use scenarios and focusing in on the scenario that achieves the greatest transportation efficiency.

New development places new burdens on the local and regional transportation system, along with associated effects on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigating those effects can cost a lot of money. As we look at a potential development site, how do we figure out the mixture and placement of land uses that will minimize transportation impacts?

Plan+ starts with the powerful MXD+ application to estimate the trip generation effects of a land use plan, and combines those results with a VMT analysis and a shared parking evaluation, to get a holistic view on the plan’s potential traffic generation, possible trip reductions related to walk/bike/transit usage, vehicle miles traveled, greenhouse gas emissions, and weekday and weekend peak parking demand. All of the results are presented in a succinct, graphical form.