Guidelines & Requirements

Multimodal System Design Guidelines

The Multimodal System Design Guidelines provide guidance on how to plan multimodal corridors, places, and regions throughout Virginia. The purpose of the guidelines is to establish common statewide principles and best practices for multimodal planning that can be used as a resource and model by local planners, engineers, designers, policy and decision makers, and anyone else engaged in multimodal planning throughout Virginia.

The guidelines are tailored to the Commonwealth's needs and provide a statewide set of tools for multi-modal planning and design at the regional, community and corridor scales. The guidelines provide a step-by-step process that can be applied to rural towns, large cities and everywhere in-between.

Executive Summary

Guidelines Document


Who is this for?

For local planners, engineers, designers, policy and decision makers, and other multimodal planners in Virginia.


Requirements

The application for approval of a Multimodal System Plan needs the following three basic sets of maps to ensure a proper review:

  • Map of Land Use Density/Intensity
  • Map of Multimodal Districts and Centers
  • Map of Multimodal Corridors with Modal Emphasis