On October 11, 2012, the Planning Board adopted the Transportation Review Guidelines, Part 1 (PDF). For the first time, the guidelines include explicit consideration of transit, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities in traffic studies and provide incentives for transit-oriented development. The guidelines also document a number of processes that are outside of the procedure of preparing a traffic impact study but related to the process of reviewing roads and highways in Prince George's County. These include a number of standards to guide the layout of new developments, with many of these standards taken directly from the recommendations in the Approved Countywide Master Plan of Transportation.
This document is Part 1 of the Transportation Review Guidelines. A future document, Part 2, will be prepared no later than June 1, 2013, to guide the determination of findings related to Council Bill CB-002-2012. This legislation requires a finding of adequate pedestrian and bike way facilities in the general plan centers and corridors.