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Local AreaTransportationReview Guidelines
 
Guidelines of theMontgomery County Planning Board for the Administration of the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance
Published by:
THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITALPARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION
Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning8787 Georgia AvenueSilver Spring, MD 20910-3760
 Approved  and   Adopted  July 1,2004 
 
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 I.
 
 Introduction.....................................................................................................1
 A. Background..........................................................................................................................1B. Policy Areas.........................................................................................................................1C. Local Area Transportation Review......................................................................................1
 II.
 
Criteria for Screening Cases for Local Area Transportation Review............4
 A. Significantly Sized Project..................................................................................................4B. Congestion Standards..........................................................................................................7C. Exceptions to the General Guidelines..................................................................................7
 III.
 
Method and Preparation of Local Area Transportation Review TrafficStudy.........................................................................................................10
 A. General Criteria and Analytical Techniques......................................................................10B. Scope of Traffic Study.......................................................................................................11
 IV.
 
 Findings for Inadequate Facilities................................................................15
 A. Transportation Solutions....................................................................................................15B. Degree of Local Congestion..............................................................................................16C. Unavoidable Congestion....................................................................................................16D. Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Strategies..................................................16E. Project-Related Traffic......................................................................................................16
V.
 
 Procedures for Application in the Central Business District (CBD) and Metro Station Policy Areas......................................................................19
 A. Adequacy of Traffic Flows................................................................................................19B. Site Access and Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety........................................................................19C. Other Criteria.....................................................................................................................20D. Information Provided by Staff...........................................................................................21E. Traffic Mitigation Agreement............................................................................................21F. Participation in Transportation Improvements..................................................................22
VI.
 
Methods to Reduce Local Area Transportation Review Impact...................23
 A. Methods to Reduce Local Area Transportation Review Impact For Residential and Non-Residential Development...........................................................................................23B. Procedures for Application of Section VI - Trip Reduction Methods...............................27
VII. Methods for Assigning Values to Factors Used in a Traffic Study...............28
 A. Capital Improvements Program Definition.......................................................................28B. Trip Generation..................................................................................................................28

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