MASTER TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Arlington County staff, working with the Transportation Commission and other citizen-advisory committees has developed a new comprehensive Master Transportation Plan (MTP) for Arlington. The new MTP documents have been adopted by the Arlington County Board and replace other transportation plans previously adopted. The MTP provides general guidance for Arlington's transportation system through the year 2030. The beginning efforts included development of a baseline document of existing conditions and a glossary of terms, and an online survey.
All plans documents are in Adobe PDF format and require the free Acrobat Reader
The first complete MTP draft was developed in 2006, covering all local modes of transportation in Arlington. Based in large part upon comments received from the Arlington public at community forums and the online survey, the draft was revised in 2006 and 2007, prior to final review and adoption. The overall Goals and Policies and Map elements of the plan is supported by six modal element documents (Streets, Transit, Pedestrian, Bicycle, Parking and Curbspace Management, and Transportation Demand & System Management) which provide more-detailed guidance.
ADOPTED MTP ELEMENTS
A Goals and Policies document was adopted by the County Board at the November 13, 2007 meeting.
The Master Transportation Plan Map was adopted by the County Board at the December 15, 2007 meeting.
(December 18th recessed session)
At its July 19, 2008 meeting (June 22th recessed session), the Arlington County Board adopted the MTP Bicycle and MTP Pedestrian elements.
At its December 13, 2008 meeting, the County Board adopted the MTP Demand and System Management Element
At its June 13, 2009 meeting, the Arlington County Board adopted the Transit Element
At its November 14, 2009 meeting, the Arlington County Board adopted the Parking and Curb Space Element
Parking and curb space are critical features of Arlington County's transportation infrastructure, and their provision and management should be carefully coordinated with planning for other transportation elements. The Master Transportation Plan provides a framework for coordinated planning. The Parking and Curb Space Element of the MTP outlines the policies and implementation actions governing the provision and proactive management of the County's parking resources and curb space.
On February 12, 2011, the Arlington County Board adopted the MTP Streets Element. With that action, the complete MTP has been rewritten and adopted.
Streets Element (1.51 MB)
Arlington has an extensive network of streets and highways that includes federal interstates and parkways, state primary and secondary highways, arterials, and local residential streets. These facilities serve and connect the neighborhoods and urban village centers within Arlington and provide connections to the surrounding cities and counties. Since Arlington is at the core of the metropolitan region, these streets also provide passage to and through Arlington for the many people that live and work all around it.
Managing streets using this holistic point of view is a complex and often highly charged task. The purpose of the Streets Element of the Master Transportation Plan is to provide a framework for addressing and managing these often-conflicting streets uses.
Printed copies of the MTP elements can be obtained by contacting Mr. Ritch Viola, the Project Manager.