Transportation Master Plans
Transportation master plans allow cities to translate their vision into projects and programs, turning policy documents into a set of clear priorities. With a staff that includes former transportation directors and program managers, Nelson\Nygaard offers practical expertise in multimodal master planning and successful implementation strategies.
Transportation Performance Measures
Working with technical experts and policymakers, Nelson\Nygaard develops performance measures that truly reflect local goals. Talking stakeholders through the difficult tensions and tradeoffs that general plans often avoid, Nelson\Nygaard helps define “success” into transportation terms, applying rigorous analytical tools to measure the effects of potential programs and capital projects against community objectives.
Balancing All Modes
Nelson\Nygaard is the only firm that thinks through transportation performance measures for all modes, to ensure mode share that supports larger economic development and livability goals. The firm uses performance measures to create quantitative guidelines for city engineers on how to balance the needs of each transportation mode against the others.
In every transportation master plan, Nelson\Nygaard provides a detailed implementation section. The firm identifies available funding sources, including public/private partnerships; we also determine how potential projects meet city objectives, prioritizing project readiness and phasing.