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Integrating Land-Use and Transportation Planning for Livable Communities, Making the Connections: A summary of the LUTRAQ project

This booklet describes the problems the LUTRAQ project sought to address: dispersed land-use patterns that encourage auto use and reliance on new highway capacity to relieve congestion. The second section reviews the project’s technical and political processes, focusing on land-use plans and design standards, transportation investments, and market strategies.

In 1988, a new land-use and transportation alternative and an innovative research program began to take shape in metropolitan Portland, Oregon. What started with opposition to the proposed Western Bypass suburban freeway, evolved into the project this report reviews, Making the Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality Connection (LUTRAQ).