Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Tying Vision to Process

Today's Trib has a story about the upcoming open houses for the Wasatch Vision 2040 process, conducted by Envision Utah. The Vision 2040 process is the first step in updating the long range transportation plan for the Wasatch Front and Mountainland Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). These bodies are required to have in place adopted long-range plans in order for us to receive federal transpotation dollars.

The Wasatch Vision 2040 process is the first formalized attempt at several things -- tying land use and transportation together, using a vision process in the long range transportation plan (LRTP) for the region, and the first time these two MPOs have co-operatively worked toward updates of their LRTPs. So for many reasons, this is a landmark effort.

I have been part of the working group that has been guiding and fostering this process, and it has been a great group of people to work with. For once, we will actually see the realization of long-range planning efforts in the selection and funding of transportation projects for our metro area.

I am a believer in the concepts expressed in Alex Marshall's book, How Cities Work. Marshall writes, "transportation is the most visible and active (factor) in shaping a place. It's a simple rule: how we get around determines how we live. But it's a rule we still haven't grasped. Transportation determines the form of our places.

"...a city's internal transportation system -- the layout of its streets and roads, the layout of streetcar systems and subways -- determines the character of the city, how its citizens live and work. ... Build subways and people will live in dense neighborhoods and walk to corner stores; build broad suburban boulevards and they will live in subdivisions and drive to Wal-Mart. The choice is a matter of taste, as expressed through political decisions, more than economics."

So -- if we want to make a difference in how the Wasatch Front region develops and grows, if we want to change its character, if we want all the things that Envision Utah put forward as part of its vision and plans a few years ago -- we can be most effective in the transportation systems we plan and build, according to this view.

And making a difference in what transportation systems we build starts right now, with the Wasatch 2040 Vision. So get thee to one of the four open houses planned over the next few weeks, and have some input! It may be the best comprehensive regional planning we can do.

19 Comments:

At 8:56 PM, Blogger Prof Simmons said...

Wilf, do you know of any data to back up the claims about subways producing dense neighborhoods? BART did not do that. The visioning people far too often hear what they want to hear and do not look for data. The data I know tell me that building rail systems is a complete waste of money. Davis County, for example, will be far better off with dedicated bus lanes than trains. Commuter rail only functions with huge subsidies and generally servies the upper middle class. Buses serve everyone, especially the poor. Trains are a system that relies on a Central Business District but what city in Utah has one anymore?

--Randy

 
At 11:24 PM, Blogger Former Centerville Citizen said...

Ha, I definitely agree on needing dedicated bus lanes. There's nothing more exciting than waiting at a bus stop for 45 minutes, especially when two buses are scheduled to come by within that time, and don't. Not that I'm speaking from personal experience or anything...

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Tom Naka said...

Just thought i would say hi from Japan. Doing some blog surfing and found your site. Im looking for some cool styles of canada care cost health
for my own blog. Theres some really amazing blogs about. if you have time check out my site you will find information on canada care cost health
. Well when i get my blog running hope you come and check it out.

 
At 4:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello
Mac OS X software,news driver ,games
http://spdimon.info

G'night

 
At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latest news. Viagra, cialis

viagra
cialis
tramadol

 
At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

.
.
.
.
.
.
Good blog - very interesting!! I liked it so much I'm going to share this hush hush advice with you. Ever wondered how your neighbours are driving around in their brand new BMW or Mercedes cars - with their kids dressed in all the latest named gear and foreign holidays aplenty?? Well they discovered the secret to the extra online income.

If you are looking for a free tool to attract loads of free links to your blog or website then congratulations I've got the solution for you - and it is FREE!!

My website specialises in money laundering and to drive traffic to my website I was searching around the internet for absolutely ages looking for SEO tools and ffa submission sites to fire my site up the Google search engine - unfortunately these doing work and in fact had the opposite affect plunging my site down the rankings like it had a heavy weight attached!!, then I signed up for this free superb traffic generating tool - I now have loads of hits to my websites/blogs and my site is shooting back up the Google rankings quicker than ever before.

Consequently this saw my affiliate commissions shoot through the roof - meaning lots of extra money coming in for my family - I bought my first Mercedes car on the proceeds of my online campaign.
Sign up now - it's free.
. Sorry if this information is of no use to you but seeing as you have the anonymous feature enabled I thought I should share this free bit of essential promotional advice with you and would hope you would do the same for me and others who want to boost their online internet income.

I hope the tool will serve you equally as well as it has me - it's free!!

Best of luck, cheers for now, dave.
.
.
.
.
.
.

 
At 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dog free good home

 
At 3:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi all!

What you thinking about it?

Vicodin shop

G'night

 
At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Sildenafil (compound UK-92,480) was synthesized by a group of pharmaceutical chemists working at Pfizer's Sandwich, Kent research facility.

Sildenafil citrate, sold under the names Viagra, Revatio and generically under various other names, is a drug used to treat male erectile dysfunction (impotence) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

 
At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.adquity.com
Classifieds for our community. Buy, sell, trade, date, events... post anything. Adquity Classifieds.

http://www.adquity.com

 
At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

utah business

 
At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo!

The best pharmacy service online!

Free Worldwide Shipping,No Prescription Required,Verified by VISA
Free doctor consultation, Flexible system of discounts, The fast delivery service :

buy tramadol online
buy fioricet online
buy levitra online
buy carisoprodol online
buy viagra online
buy cialis online
buy soma online
buy hydrocodone online
buy phentermine online


State the estimation to the given service !

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

replica watches, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, nike outlet, polo outlet, christian louboutin outlet, louis vuitton, christian louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, nike air max, michael kors outlet online, tiffany and co, gucci handbags, jordan shoes, louis vuitton, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, ugg boots, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin uk, uggs outlet, oakley sunglasses wholesale, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet online, longchamp outlet, replica watches, nike free, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet online, uggs on sale, michael kors outlet online, prada handbags, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, burberry outlet, chanel handbags, christian louboutin, tiffany jewelry, louis vuitton outlet, tory burch outlet, prada outlet, kate spade outlet

 
At 8:36 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

true religion outlet, hollister uk, nike roshe, coach outlet store online, oakley pas cher, polo lacoste, nike free run, true religion jeans, mulberry uk, ray ban pas cher, burberry pas cher, michael kors, ralph lauren uk, air max, hollister pas cher, north face, polo ralph lauren, michael kors, hogan outlet, nike blazer pas cher, coach purses, converse pas cher, nike air max uk, nike air max uk, longchamp pas cher, nike free uk, abercrombie and fitch uk, true religion outlet, nike air max, kate spade, ray ban uk, new balance, north face uk, lululemon canada, guess pas cher, vans pas cher, sac longchamp pas cher, michael kors pas cher, michael kors outlet, jordan pas cher, true religion outlet, sac vanessa bruno, sac hermes, nike air force, timberland pas cher, coach outlet, nike tn, louboutin pas cher, replica handbags, nike roshe run uk

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

longchamp uk, wedding dresses, ghd hair, bottega veneta, nike trainers uk, timberland boots, chi flat iron, ralph lauren, vans outlet, lululemon, mcm handbags, nike roshe run, mont blanc pens, nfl jerseys, north face outlet, p90x workout, iphone 5s cases, giuseppe zanotti outlet, nike air max, insanity workout, louboutin, reebok outlet, hollister clothing, asics running shoes, instyler, jimmy choo outlet, mac cosmetics, valentino shoes, iphone cases, s6 case, hollister, abercrombie and fitch, beats by dre, iphone 6 plus cases, iphone 6s plus cases, ipad cases, iphone 6 cases, oakley, soccer shoes, ferragamo shoes, soccer jerseys, nike huaraches, north face outlet, babyliss, celine handbags, hermes belt, baseball bats, herve leger, iphone 6s cases, new balance shoes

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger oakleyses said...

ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, moncler, pandora charms, toms shoes, gucci, montre pas cher, ugg pas cher, ugg uk, moncler uk, swarovski crystal, moncler, swarovski, canada goose outlet, nike air max, hollister, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, louis vuitton, vans, coach outlet, louis vuitton, hollister, canada goose outlet, moncler, ugg, ray ban, juicy couture outlet, wedding dresses, supra shoes, doudoune moncler, converse outlet, moncler outlet, converse, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, moncler, canada goose outlet, marc jacobs, links of london, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, barbour uk, karen millen uk, canada goose, replica watches, canada goose, canada goose uk, pandora jewelry, louis vuitton, juicy couture outlet, pandora uk, barbour, canada goose, thomas sabo

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger Richika Sarkar said...

It is nice post
Visit Links:
Packers and Movers Mumbai
Packers and Movers Andheri
Packers and Movers Airoli
Packers and Movers Borivali
Packers and Movers Bandra
Packers and Movers Kalyan
Packers and Movers Kharghar
Packers and Movers Kandivali
Packers and Movers Thane

 
At 3:18 AM, Blogger Akshay Sawant said...

Thanks for this post.
Visit Links:
oyecity.com
Beauty Care Shops In Pune
Books Shops In Pune
Self Help Group Shops In Pune
Electronics Shops In Pune
Gifts & Youth Special Shops In Pune
Hardware And Sanitory Shops In Pune
Home Decor Shops In Pune
Jewellery Shops In Pune
Kids & Baby Products Shops In Pune
Kitchen Shops In Pune
Men's Fashion Shops In Pune
Sports Shops In Pune
Sweets & Cakes Shops In Pune
Tools Shops In Pune
Toys Shops In Pune
Women's Fashion Shops In Pune



oye city
Oyecity Blog

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger Akshay Sawant said...

removal company birmingham
removal company glasgow
removal company liverpool

 

Post a Comment

<< Home