Focus Areas

Public Lands Planning


The Public Lands Planning focus area page is a one-stop shop for resources about transportation planning for public lands on the TPCB website. It includes links to publications, legislation and guidance, recent peer events, upcoming calendar events, and related websites.

Resources and Publications

  • How to Develop and Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Action Plan   NEW!
    This report will assist agencies in developing and implementing a safety action plan to improve conditions for bicycling and walking. The plan lays out a vision for improving safety, examining existing conditions, and using a data-driven approach to match safety programs and improvements with demonstrated safety concerns. This guide will help agencies enhance their existing safety programs and activities, including identifying safety concerns and selecting optimal solutions. It will also serve as a reference for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety through a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to safety, including street designs and countermeasures, policies, and behavioral programs.
  • Next Generation Scenario Planning: a Transportation Practitioner's Guide   NEW!
    This report profiles the next generation of scenario planning for transportation practitioners. It provides a summary of the history, key benefits and driving issues that warrant a scenario-based approach. It includes a framework for scoping a scenario planning process tailored to specific issues and local agency capacity. It also illustrates the different considerations associated with conducting a scenario planning process based on variable future orientations: what is likely to happen (probable), what we want to happen (desirable) and what could happen (uncertain). Finally, it walks through the six-phase scenario planning process and highlights key considerations practitioners should consider when developing and implementing a scenario-based process. The report also includes profiles of recent scenario planning efforts from across the United States.
  • Incorporating Qualitative Data in the Planning Process: Improving Project Delivery and Outcomes   NEW!
    This report highlights emerging tools, techniques, and resources for gathering qualitative public and stakeholder input to inform the planning process, improve project outcomes, and contribute to streamlining project delivery.
  • The resources section of the Federal Lands Highway website offers a wide variety of technical resources for the FLHP including technical manuals; Plans, Specification, and Estimate (PS&E) Preparation; and portfolio materials.

Click here to access a full list of Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance related to public lands planning on the TPCB website.

Calendar of Events

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Peer Event Reports

The TPCB peer program is a free resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance. Visit the peer program page to learn more or apply for a peer event.

Related Websites and Organizations

For more information about the TPCB program, please email TPCB@dot.gov.

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