Bikeways, various locations

Planning bikeways and other techniques to integrate bikers into the traffic plan is an area of expertise for LSL Planning.  A couple of current examples include: Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, West Virginia During the comprehensive planning process in Charleston, a project rose to the top that required speedy action for implementation before the plan was even […]

Access Mgmt Manual, Summit County, OH

Summit County, OH (Akron area) selected DLZ Ohio and LSL Planning to develop a county-wide Access Management Manual because of our ability to apply state transportation standards in local settings. This manual extends the traditional regulations dealing with the placement and design of access points by relating standards to the context of each roadway. Using […]

Healthy Living Campus, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Even the youngest community members got involved in the process. The Michigan Municipal League (MML)’s PlacePlans program is focused on assisting Michigan communities in placemaking. MML and the City of Kalamazoo tapped LSL Planning to help promote alternatives to vehicle travel for the “Healthy Living Campus” that includes a new medical school, hospital, new community college culinary arts institute, and […]

Thoroughfare Plan, Elyria, OH

Complete Streets Thoroughfare PlanElyria is a western Cleveland suburb along the Ohio Turnpike with relatively high traffic volumes and accident rates. LSL and DLZ Inc prepared a Long Range Transportation Plan with recommendations to improve traffic flow and safety for all types of users. This Plan included analysis of certain streets where development and traffic […]

Complete Streets, Richmond, IN

Complete Streets PlanRichmond, Indiana, near the Ohio border near Dayton, had long invested in a safe and efficient transportation system for cars. City leaders desired a new Complete Streets approach to provide a more balanced system that encouraged travel by walking biking, and transit. A stakeholder committee used a charrette-style series of workshops that focused […]

Livable Street Plan, Lansing, MI

Michigan-Grand River Livable Street PlanThe Lansing-area transit agency (CATA), four communities, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and other organizations worked jointly to evaluate alternative ways to invigorate this important seven-mile corridor connecting the state capitol with Michigan State University, downtown East Lansing and other activity centers. Since corridor bus ridership is already high and increasing, […]

Transit & Streetcar Plan, Grand Rapids, MI

Transit Master Plan LSL Planning worked with the Grand Rapids metropolitan region’s transit provider, The Rapid, to develop a comprehensive 20-year Transit Master Plan (TMP). The outcome was a long term vision for regional transit service to meet current and future conditions needs of the six member municipalities. Public involvement was a critical element to […]

One v Two-way Study, Lansing, MI

Saginaw-Oakland Corridor Study: 1 way vs 2 wayLansing determined that a key component to be addressed in its master plan should be its major east-west arteries, which stretch out from the capital across a diverse cross-section of the city. Oakland/Saginaw, a one-way pair corridor of stable volumes, was perceived to have high speeds and over […]

TOD Plan, Oakland County, MI

Woodward Avenue BRT and Complete Streets PlanIn anticipation of enhanced bus rapid transit service that is planned along Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit, LSL Planning first assisted a joint effort by the non-profit Woodward Avenue Action Association and five cities to prepare a TOD plan to complement desired “premier” transit service. This “pre-planning” process identified […]

Access Management Plan, Detroit

Gratiot Avenue Corridor and Access Management PlanStretching 26 miles across Macomb County in metro Detroit, the Gratiot Avenue corridor (M-3/M-19) traverses nine communities. LSL prepared a corridor management plan under the direction of a multi-agency committee to interface road agency guidelines with compatible community regulations. A challenge was the dichotomy of land use patterns along […]