A guidebook for sustainability performance measurement for by Josias Zietsman; National Research Council (U.S.).

By Josias Zietsman; National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.; National Cooperative Highway Research Program.; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.; United States. Federal Highway Administration.; et al

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Example of Developing a Sustainability Definition Agency Y is a small MPO serving an area of 60,000 people, focused mostly on multimodal transportation planning. Step 1 – Agency Y reviewed the principles of sustainability to develop an understanding of the subject. A-3 A-4 A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies Step 2 – Agency staff identified the following issues of relevance: (1) small urban area, (2) bus, bike, pedestrian facilities in addition to motor vehicles, (3) focus on planning, (4) include local stakeholders.

Continued. Agency Definition of Sustainability Progra ms/ Offices Highlighted Notes/Highlights City of Alexandria, VA Sustainability is progress that meets the needs of the present without compro mising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. A sustainable community is an environmentally, economically, and socially healthy place where p eople can live, work, and play for decades to come. Environmental Action Plan 2030 Alexandria is working to use the Environmental Action Plan to incorporate the concepts of sustainability into its Master Plan and Area Plans.

Summary and Additional Resources Appendix H. Glossary – A glossary of terms used throughout the guidebook and report is provided to assist readers and practitioners. 49 Defining Sustainability for Your Agency Appendix A Defining Sustainability for Your Agency Here we propose a generally applicable approach to defining sustainability that transportation agencies can easily implement. The approach is shown graphically in Figure A-1, followed by a description of the individual steps and an example of how the guidance can be used to develop a definition of sustainability.

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