Livable Communities

The Freight Plan will provide a framework for freight investments that are sensitive to community livability issues.  Community-oriented areas create pedestrian, bicycle and automotive traffic—generally compatible with moderate levels of goods movement. However, public concerns related to safety and security, truck traffic and mobility, especially in residential areas adjacent to medium- to high- density freight-related uses, will be addressed in the plan. The plan will help determine freight transportation solutions that also support mobility, access (including transit) and compatibility with livable communities. This project is funded, in part, from a Smart Growth Action grant given the County’s objective of enhancing the quality of life by reducing the need for truck freight movement onto neighborhood streets. 

This page will present proposed strategies for freight in livable communities as they are developed.