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Transportation Connectivity Plan
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The intent of the Livingston County Transportation Connectivity Plan project is to prepare a transportation plan that supports future development based on County and locally defined community development objectives.

Develop a transportation connectivity plan that fosters partnerships and connections for the purpose of supporting and promoting a vital and sustainable Livingston County for existing and future residents and visitors alike.

Project Background

Livingston County’s transportation system is affected by many factors, including growth, land use changes, regional transportation demands, natural resources issues, and changing demographics. Recent studies and statistics reflect the need to develop a county-wide plan to address these changes:
  • The Livingston County Community Initiatives Council completed a county-wide community needs assessment in 2008. Almost 50% of low-income residents surveyed indicated that they did not have a reliable form of transportation to access needed services or employment. Furthermore, county and local human service agencies have experienced a significant increase in the demand for transportation services across all age groups. The project will identify actions that increase mobility options for all residents.
  • New York State Department of Health statistics indicate that over 60% of adults in Livingston County are obese. The project will provide recommendations that help create walkable and safe communities and support access to healthcare services.
  • About 50% of the county’s workforce works outside the county. The current economic times and high levels of unemployment reinforce the need for job creation and actions to sustain the county’s economy and position within the region. The project will stress the importance of the relationship between an adequate, well-maintained transportation system and a healthy economy.

County Assets

Additionally, Livingston County has abundant historical, cultural, and recreational assets. This underscores our value as a viable, healthy, and desirable place to live for both residents and tourists alike. The project will identify transportation opportunities that help link these resources. This will support economic sustainability and the county’s valuable position as an attractive tourism destination in the Finger Lakes region.

Land Use Plans

The county’s quality of life, mobility, and economic vitality are dependent upon improved local land use planning and on better integration of land use development and the transportation system. Livingston County has 26 municipalities. The project will consider local land use objectives, as defined within municipal land use plans, and integrate them into a framework for addressing countywide and regional transportation needs.

Security Objectives
The project will recognize and incorporate transportation-related security objectives outlined in the County Emergency Management Plan and Disaster Preparedness Plan. Recommendations that support public safety will be identified.

Increased Mobility
The project will identify actions that increase mobility options for people and freight within the county. The project will acknowledge the Genesee Transportation Council (GTC) Regional Goods Movement Strategy and recommendations, and consider connections to the regional transportation network to support county and regional economic sustainability.

Financial resources are becoming more limited. This requires the need to develop strategies that leverage existing transportation investments, increase cost effectiveness, and maximize utilization of assets. The project will look first to leverage existing efforts, plans, studies, and actions to ensure that future investments are maximized.

Demographic Shifts
There is a growing demographic shift towards an aging population. Additionally, there is a growing interest in the positive side benefits of transit and other shared ride / use strategies, including reduction of vehicle emissions, providing higher levels of mobility for those without reliable access to personal transportation, reducing the demand on the existing highway infrastructure and providing greater economic resiliency in the case of gasoline price increases.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Demands
Likewise there is an increasing demand for facilities to support pedestrian and bicycle transportation both within village and hamlet centers and between them.