Socio-Economic Growth Projections
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When you click on the small picture, an animation will be displayed. The images are of the Urban Growth, Volume Capacity for the highways, Household Growth, Retail Employment Growth, Service Employment Growth and Other Employment Growth. The final picture is Congestion.
One of the most important aspects of any plan is
that it can be implemented. Dozens of factors affect a highway plan's implementation —growth rates and land use patterns, physical and topographic features of the land, impacts on the urban and natural environments, public involvement, politics, and funding.
The bicycle and pedestrian component presents plans, policies, and programs which will contribute to an integrated, intermodal transportation system and facilitate the movement of people. Bicycle and pedestrian transportation are economically efficient and environmentally sound, reduce noise and the consumption of fuel, produce no air pollution, improve the overall health of the user, and do not damage the roadway. .
Public transit plays an increasingly important role in meeting the travel and mobility needs of the Mobile Urban Area. Fixed route and demand response ridership has increased over the past several years. It is important to address the role that public transportation plays in the transportation network and mobility. The goal of public transportation is to enable citizens of the area to move safely, efficiently, and economically within the community.
Future infrastructure needs of an area are largely determined by its growth and the subsequent demand placed on a limited supply of any given commodity - in this case transportation system capacity.
Congestion and Safety are important issues when developing the long range plan for an area. There are different types of congestion to be considered: area-wide; corridor; or specific location. The type of congestion is a deciding factor in which type of strategies to apply.