Plans and Programs

Long Range Transportation Plan- The Gainesville Metropolitan Area Year 2035 Livable Community Reinvestment Plan is a long range 25-year transportation plan.  The Plan identifies major modifications to the transportation system which will be needed in the future to address projected patterns and volumes of traffic.  Updates to the Plan are prepared and adopted about every five years.

Transit Planning Program- Transit planning activities include: an annual multimodal [automotive (highway), bicycle, pedestrian and transit service] Multimodal Level of Service Report; the monitoring of pedestrian, bicycle and transit activity, including the preparation of an annual Transit Ridership Report; incorporating transit projects into the Transportation Improvement Program; assisting Regional Transit System staff in developing priorities for needed, but unfunded, transit projects; and activities related to improving transportation services to the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Bicycle Plan- The bicycle plan consists of three documents.  In 2001, the Bicycle Master Plan was prepared.  In 2004, the Bicycle Master Plan Addendum was completed.  In 2008, the Archer Braid was prepared.  The Plan contains bicycle planning strategies for the Gainesville Metropolitan Area.  In addition, bicycle activity is periodically monitored and information reported in the Bicycle Usage Trends Program Report.

Mobility Plan- A congestion management system has been developed to enhance the mobility of people and goods in the Gainesville Metropolitan Area.  The Plan is used to provide information to decision-makers on transportation system performance.  In addition, it identifies alternative strategies that can be implemented to reduce traffic congestion.

Level of Service Report- An annual Multimodal Level of Service Report is developed concerning levels of service (traffic congestion) for arterial and collector roads in the Gainesville Metropolitan Area.  This information is shared with state and local agencies and is used to support local comprehensive planning activities.


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