The Citizen Planner Training Collaborative (CPTC) provides local planning and zoning officials with tools to make effective decisions regarding their community’s current and future land use. The website has a bylaws collection.
Low Impact Development (LID) strategies use careful site design and decentralized stormwater management to reduce the environmental footprint of new growth. This approach improves water quality, minimizes the need for expensive stormwater systems, and creates more attractive developments. Prepared by MAPC, the Massachusetts LID Toolkit is a set of materials designed to help citizens, public officials and developers implement LID.
The Travel Demand Management (TDM) Toolbox contains resources such as reference materials, training opportunities, and related web site links.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute: The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems.
University of Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research – National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse
The National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse provides information and resources about alternatives to Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) travel and telework programs to meet the congestion, air quality, and mobility challenges facing communities.
- “A Best Practices Model for Streamlined Local Permitting”, The Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies, November, 2007.
- Boston Globe, “Taming Traffic on Route 128”, July 27, 2008.
- Controlling Strip Development: Case Studies from New England – 1998 APA Proceedings, Ross Moldoff.
- Institute of Transportation Engineers
- Handbook of Simplified Practice for Traffic Studies, Iowa State University, Institute for Transportation.
- Traffic Impact Analysis from “Community Guide to Development Impact Analysis”, by Mary Edwards.