Town of Lansing

Transportation and Growth Impact Management

The Design Connect Lansing team spent the semester looking into transportation issues in the Town of Lansing. The community is changing rapidly in the face of development pressure, and many people in town feel like the infrastructure that does exist won’t be able to accommodate new growth. As a start, the team assessed current traffic levels, streetscape conditions, amenities for bikes and pedestrians, regional connectivity, commuting patterns, and land use policies that influence transportation choices. Next, to get a sense of how things might be expected to change, students used traffic models to project how traffic volumes and flows will change as new developments come online, and took note of areas where traffic increases could exacerbate existing issues. The group also looked into goals established during an ongoing comprehensive plan update in Lansing, and whether or not current physical and policy landscapes make those goals realistically achievable. Finally, the team proposed a set of recommendations, policy tools, and best practices that could be applied in the town to improve transportation system performance, including safety, comfort, and sense of place.


LandCoverAndDevelopments IMG_6320 IMG_2377 Developments


MEET THE TEAM:

Project Manager:

Mike Catsos (MRP 2015)

Members:

Hien Dinh (MRP 2016)

Miriam Zaki (MRP 2015)

Zhiyin Pan (MRP 2016)

Adam Bronfin (URS 2018)

Eileen Munsch (MRP 2016)

Geslin George (MRP 2016)

Kieran Micka-Maloy (URS 2018)