Transportation Planning

Saratoga Springs Downtown Transportation Study

Saratoga Springs, New York

BFJ was selected to develop a transportation improvement plan for the downtown area of Saratoga Springs, and to evaluate and refine the City’s form-based zoning. After the City adopted form-based zoning in 2003, it experienced an increase in development within the Urban Core district. BFJ estimated future build-out scenarios to determine the transportation impacts of future growth. The downtown transportation plan focused on pedestrian and bicycle circulation, as well as traffic flow. A key recommendation was to implement a bicycle lane/shoulder along Broadway in conjunction with a road diet reconfiguration. Parking policies and regulations for downtown were a major product of the study. In addition to preparing the Downtown Transportation Plan, the team developed a contribution mechanism that assigns fair-share transportation mitigation costs to new developments.

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