Current practice for transportation planning and design uses a set of well-established practices and tools that lead to roadway expansion at the expense of other modes, perpetuating a slate of problems associated with auto dependency. Multi-modal transportation is an emerging approach that aims to provide greater modal choice and provide a more balanced transportation system in the face of uncertainty and change.
This is the second of two courses on multi-modal transportation that will focus on neighbourhoods, corridors and sites. You will learn principles and practices of multi-modal transportation planning at these three scales in order to promote transportation that balances and integrates roads with freight, transit, bicycles and pedestrians. We will use case studies to explore how to resolve conflicts and trade-offs between different modes, often in constrained spaces. We will emphasize how strategies at the neighbourhood, corridor and site scales interact and coordinate, as well how they can support multi-modal transportation solutions at higher scales such as networks and regions.