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The Wabash River Scenic Byway Management Plan

Wabash River Scenic Byway Management PlanThe Wabash River Scenic Byway Management Plan guides and recommends policy for the 16-mile long Wabash River corridor through Tippecanoe County, Indiana. The plan integrates roadway design, wayfinding, and land stewardship under the grand theme of the river’s 2.5 million year history. This interpretive lens melds geology, archaeology, anthropology, geopolitics and ecology as defining aspects of place. It guides ongoing management collaboration across multiple agencies and disciplines towards that unifying sense of place.The plan represents a logical progression in a series of focused and interrelated efforts by the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation to enhance, protect, and preserve the rich natural and cultural heritage and intrinsic qualities of the Wabash River. This free flowing river meanders through Tippecanoe County, past the cities of Lafayette on the left bank and West Lafayette on the right bank, and upstream and downstream from them through neighboring counties.The plan specifically addresses the principal public roadway bordering the river and its floodplain, North and South River Road, and the latter’s Westward or downriver extension as Division Road. The road’s relationship to the river is obvious when viewed from the heights of satellite imagery, but less apparent to Byway travelers today, whether commuters or visitors, whose […]

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Virginia Statewide Multimodal Guidelines

Virginia Multimodal Guidelines

Virginia Statewide Guidelines for Multimodal Planning and Design SKA was an adviser and peer reviewer during the 18-month development of Virginia’s statewide guidelines for multimodal planning and design. Our participation was based on having produced a series of multimodal planning documents for the Indianapolis eight-county region. The Indianapolis Regional Center Multimodal System Plan and its supporting Multimodal Corridor and Public Space Design Guidelines were cited as Best Practice references for Virginia’s process. Production of the Virginia guidelines was managed by Transit Planning Manager, Amy Inman, and the document was produced by the Renaissance Planning Group.  Abstract The following abstract is from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation: “The Multimodal System Design Guidelines provide a holistic framework for multimodal planning with a step-by-step process of identifying centers of activity, designating connected networks for all travel modes, and designing and retrofitting specific corridors that fit with the surrounding context. This process can be applied to the full range of contexts throughout Virginia to plan connected regional transportation networks to serve all travel modes.” The Multimodal System Design Guidelines provide a holistic framework for multimodal planning with a step-by-step process of identifying centers of activity, designating connected networks for all travel […]

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