Bill Wuensch of EPR managed the Route 419 multimodal corridor plan while with Renaissance Planning Group. The multijurisdictional study was sponsored by the Roanoke Metropolitan Planning Organization (RMAMPO) and the study was conducted in close coordination with VDOT, the City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, and Town of Salem. The study examined mobility and land use issues along the corridor and identified short and long term recommendations, along with strategies for implementation. The recommendations addressed bicycle and pedestrian mobility opportunities, enhanced transit strategies. The study also identified potential land use and urban design policies that will result in improved multimodal opportunities and conditions in the future.
The study effort was conducted in close coordination with the planning committee and included public workshops and stakeholder outreach efforts. The final work product included a mix of policy recommendations, a summary (with illustrations) of physical improvements, examples of multimodal urban design principals, and implementation strategies that will help to guide future multimodal enhancements along the study corridor.
Key Aspects of this job:
- Multimodal Planning
- Innovative Public Involvement
Jake Gilmer, AICP, Roanoke Valley Allegheny Commission