Presentation | 2013

Avoiding the Bypass Blues

Avoiding the Bypass Blues: Managing Impacts on Small- and Medium-Sized Communities

Impacts of Bypass Highways on Small- and Medium-Size Communities

Florida DOT Project (2011)


To gain insights on and make recommendations regarding how to study the possible indirect impacts of new bypass highways on land use and other considerations in Florida

  • Strategic Intermodal System
    • Significant to statewide mobility
  • Small- and medium-sized communities
    • 1,000 to 50,000

In Conclusion

  • A bypass may seem like the best way to resolve issues of congestion through small- and medium-sized communities
  • Impacts should be thoroughly understood by stakeholders
  • Indirect impacts
    • Opens up area to new development
    • May redistribute area’s economic activity
    • Land use, livability, community character, local mobility

Important to identify impacts and strategies for mitigation

Corridor Plans, Land Development
bypass, case studies