LUTRAQ

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LUTRAQLand Use, Transportation and Air Quality Connection (Oregon)
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The Oregon Department of Transportation incorporated the LUTRAQ
At the time, the LUTRAQ project was viewed as unique (228) and
THE CONNECTIONS: A SUMMARY OF THE LUTRAQ PROJECT (1997),
The LUTRAQ researchers--including traffic engineers, architects and planners--were able to prove that traffic congestion is lessened by lowering demand, not by increasing road capacity.
The LUTRAQ planners also successfully made the case that just as railroad suburbs in New York, Philadelphia and Boston were popular at the turn of the century, a strong market exists today for modern transit developments.
The LUTRAQ team also made progress on helping the Portland region implement a new land use transportation concept to begin reversing trends in travel behavior.
CH2M Hill's technical report, "Alternatives Considered," examined eight options to the parkway, including the feasibility of LUTRAQ strategies, called "transportation system plan alternatives." These include Transportation Demand Management (TDM), Transportation System Improvements (TSI) and Land Use Management (LUM).
I believe voters defeated the LUTRAQ model because they believed it offered a series of wished-for strategies that are not a part of any current planning document or funding list.
Given the choice to pursue LUTRAQ strategies or construct the long-planned West Eugene Parkway, the voters clearly selected the construction of the parkway.
In any event, the Eugene City Council removed the Bus Rapid Transit option from west Eugene before the election, effectively killing any LUTRAQ possibility in the foreseeable future.
A LUTRAQ solution for west Eugene would ease traffic congestion, improve traffic flow between western Lane County and Interstate 5, and reduce air pollution.
A LUTRAQ treatment would save money so that priority road projects that have been "futured" (which means "canceled") can still move forward.