Transportation and land use resources


"Tool Kit for Integrating Land Use and Transportation Decision-Making," FHWA website

"The Connection between Land Use & Transportation in Land Use Plans," a NCDOT funded research project (2004)

"Land Use Impacts on Transport," a paper by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (2005)

"Smart Growth Parking Best Practices," a study by Maryland's State Office of Smart Growth (2005)  

Parking Places/Community Places, EPA report (Jan 2006)

"Influence of Transportation on Land Use," a ULI advisory services report (2005)

Data resources

Data.Gov - sponsored by the US Department of Interior - "" is a geographic information system portal that provides access to geospatial data and information from Federal agencies, and some state and local partners.

GetFacts - From UW-Madison's Applied Population Laboratory, the GetFacts website can be used to view demographic maps and download data variables

WisDOT resources

Transportation and Planning Manual

WisDOT’s Vision, Goals and Guiding Principles for Land Use

WisDOT Land Use Coordination & Policy Development Summary

Transportation Investment, Economic Development, and Land Use Goals in Wisconsin

WisDOT Workgroup Report: Transportation and Land Use Coordination

Guidance for District Staff on WisDOT Participation in Local Comprehensive Planning

A Guide for Community Planning in Interchange Areas

The 2007 revision provides an update to WisDOT's earlier version entitled, “A Guide for Interchange Area Planning in Wisconsin (1985)”, reflecting new research on land use planning practices in areas that may be affected by the development of interchange facilities. The revised guide addresses land-use considerations and issues that local officials may wish to consider after design and citing decisions (locating interchange facilities) have been made by WisDOT. It is hoped that the guide will assist communities; responsible for making sound land use planning decisions in interchange areas while preserving the safe driving characteristics of our highways. While this guidance is written primarily for local government (e.g., planning departments), it may also be useful to other professionals and citizens involved in understanding and addressing land use issues associated with the development of interchange facilities. Also, two diagrams produced by WisDOT are included with this document providing detailed, engineering guidance for accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians in interchange areas.