Community Planning encourages the integration of transportation and land use planning with community values through programs, policies, and projects that help create more livable communities. Community Planning encourages development that mixes land uses, increases land use density, provides travel choices, and promotes public participation and the building of partnerships. Community Planning helps create communities that have a neighborhood feeling or a "sense of place." Other common names for Community Plannig include smart growth, sustainable development, walkable communities, neo-tranditional design, new urbanism, traditional town planning, and livable communities.
One of the primary goals of the Division of Planning and Local Assistance is to fully integrate community planning principles and practices into all of its functions and products. an example of this is the Complete Streets Concept Plans
DRAFT District 3 Complete Streets Inventory
- The District 3 Complete Streets Inventory is a districtwide database of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure on the State Highway System, and the characteristics of the highway facilities they lie upon. Please click on the links below to access an introductory Powerpoint presentation, and the database itself.
- The overall goal of the Market Street/SR 20 & 45 Complete Streets project was to assess the feasibility of Complete Streets improvements along Market Street by engaging the community in a discussion about potential design improvements that would have the following outcomes:
- Improve the overall safety and usability of the Market Street/SR 20 & 45 corridor for pedestrians;
- Enhance connectivity along the corridor for all modes of travel;
- Calm automobile traffic along the corridor; and
- Preserve and enhance Colusa's small town character and identity.
- The overall goal of the Grant Avenue/State Route 128/Russell Boulevard Complete Street project was to engage the community in a discussion about potential design improvements that would have the following outcomes:
- Improve the overall safety and usability of the Grant Avenue/SR 128 corridor for pedestrians and bicyclists;
- Reduce the number of travel lanes where possible;
- Enhance connectivity along the corridor for all modes;
- Calm automobile traffic along the corridor;
- Preserve and enhance Winters' small town character and identity; and
- Develop one community-supported conceptual plan for the corridor.