What is an LRTP?
The purpose of the Long-Range Transportation Plan is to develop a vision for transportation in the state over a 20 year planning horizon. This vision is comprehensive, covering all transportation modes (e.g. automobiles, public transit trains and buses, ferries) and sectors (e.g. commuter travel, freight). Long-Range Transportation Plans are informed by a variety of resources including federal and state transportation and land use policy, transportation data sets, funding availability and projections, and public and stakeholder outreach.
- Action-orientated planning: Develop a plan that is action-orientated, focused on using available resources and strategies to program, prioritize, and complete projects, make necessary legislative and policy changes, and realize the goals and visions adopted by the LRTP.
- Data-driven: Use data and metrics to inform project decisions, prioritize needs, evaluate alternatives, and ultimately propose projects, strategies, and actions with measurable impacts on the transportation network.
- Public and Stakeholder Engagement: Use innovative tools and resources to reach a broad audience of potential stakeholders and provide several opportunities throughout the process to engage in a two-way conversation that brings valuable feed back to the planning process.
- Federal Requirements: Develop a plan that meets the federal requirements for state and metropolitan planning organization transportation planning
What is a BMP?
The Bicycle Mobility Plan (BMP) will take a more detailed look at the specific conditions, needs, and gaps surrounding bicycle infrastructure and operations in the State of Rhode Island and identify strategies and projects that could help close gaps, improve bicycling in the State, and achieve the 20 year vision set out by the Long-Range Transportation Plan.
- Implementation Plan: This plan will result in an implementation plan that will help guide investment in bicycle infrastructure and operations around the state to advance bicycle mobility and safety around the state.
- Public Engagement: Leverage the knowledge and familiarity with bicycle infrastructure and needs that the public brings to the
- 20 Year Vision: Propose actions and outcomes that align with the vision laid out by the long-range transportation plan and contribute to meeting the goals laid out by that plan for the state.
Long-Range Transportation Plan Schedule
Phase 1 - Data Collection and Goal Setting - May 2017 - February 2018
Phase 2 - Alternatives Analysis - February 2018 - December 2019
Phase 3 - Recommendations and Final Plan Development - December 2019 - December 2020
Bicycle Mobility Plan Schedule
Phase 1 - Baseline - May 2017 - September 2017
Phase 2 - Data Collection - September 2017 - December 2017
Phase 3 - Identify Gaps & Goals - December 2017 - December 2018
Phase 4 - Recommendations - December 2018 - August 2019
Phase 5 - Master Plan Development - August 2019 - December 2020