Visualization Techniques for Transportation Planning

Visualization Techniques for Transportation Planning (PDF)

With the passage of Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) in 2005, came an increased focus on improving public involvement. Public involvement in transportation planning and project development moved to a point where agencies were doing a good job of bringing the public and interested parties into the planning and projects development process, but some felt there was a lack of understanding of what planning was recommending and how projects would actually look. The purpose of this document is to provide a review on how BTPO currently conducts public involvement, document preparation, and website design and determine if visualization techniques can improve the understanding of the information being presented.