Tysons Comprehensive Plan - Transportation - Maintain a Balance Between Land Use and Transportation

Tysons Comprehensive Plan TransportaionIn order to maintain an acceptable level of accessibility in and around Tysons Corner as development occurs over time, it is essential to keep a balance between land use and transportation. To maintain this balance, the increase in development in Tysons should be coordinated with the provision of transportation infrastructure and programs to reduce vehicular trips. Considerable analysis was conducted to determine the need for specific transportation programs and infrastructure for a specific level of development in Tysons. From the results of this analysis, the following strategies were identified that need to be successfully implemented to maintain a balance between land use and transportation:

  1. The phased provision of transportation infrastructure, as detailed in Table 7 in the Comprehensive Plan. Major components of transportation infrastructure are the grid of streets, new transit routes, and new connections in and out of Tysons.

  2. The achievement of vehicle trip reduction levels, as specified in Table 5 in the Comprehensive Plan. Essential in obtaining these vehicle trip reductions are the following:
    -  TDM programs, as specified in the TDM section of the Plan.
    -  Achievement of transit modal split levels, specified in Table 2 of the Comprehensive Plan.
    -  Limitations to the provision of parking, specified in Table 6 of the Comprehensive Plan.
    -  Increasing the amount of residential development in Tysons as specified in the Land Use section of the Plan.
    -  Excellence in urban design, successful integration with Metro stations, and the achievement of the mix of uses and the facilities which creates the largest possible internal trip capture.

  3. A monitoring system, described in the "Monitoring System" section of the plan, to verify that strategies 1 and 2 are realized as planned, and to apply timely adjustments if there are variations from the recommendations on how a balance will be maintained.

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