Excerpt from City of King Thoroughfare Plan: September, 1999
The objective of thoroughfare planning is enable the transportation network to be progressively developed to adequately meet the transportation needs of a community or region as land develops and traffic volumes increase. By not planning now for our future transportation needs, unnecessary costs to the physical, social, and economic environment may very well be incurred. Thoroughfare planning is a tool that can be used by local officials to plan for future transportation needs, while at the same time reducing the costs to our environment.
The primary purpose of this report is to present the findings and recommendations of the thoroughfare plan study conducted for the City of King. The secondary purpose of this report is to document the basic thoroughfare planning principles and procedures used in developing these recommendations. This report can be divided into eight (8) parts.
Chapter 1 covers the highlights of the study. Chapters 2 and 3 provides a detailed description of the Thoroughfare Plan study recommendations and address different methods by which these recommendations can be implemented. Chapter 4 covers study procedures and findings. Chapters 5 and 6 provide a detailed description of population, land use, and environmental concerns that were considered while developing this plan. Chapter 7, covers traffic model development, and Chapter 8 addresses alternate plan evaluation.
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