Reports & Studies
The purpose of this report is to identify areas of high opportunity within Urban Renewal Districts (URD) II & III for improving bicycle infrastructure which would mutually strengthen redevelopment opportunities and support growth of bicycle ridership in people of all ages and abilities. The goal is to generate a study of transportation, land use, and infrastructure elements to determine potential for improvements that would have the greatest impact to Missoula’s non-motorized transportation network which would ultimately help catalyze development.
The purpose of this paper is to document the methods and process utilized by the MPO to set mode share goals with the goal of providing a framework/blueprint for city planners in other communities. This paper is also intended to help guide planners in considering different policy options that will help support mode share goals and ultimately help reduce SOV usage. This paper defines transportation mode share, explains the reasons behind setting mode share goals, provides background data on Missoula’s historic and current transportation mode share trends, presents various case studies, and provides policy suggestions for the Missoula MPO.
The 2015 Missoula Area Transportation Survey provides information about Missoula area residents’ opinions regarding the area transportation system and area residents’ use of the area transportation system. The particular tool used to obtain this information, a rigorously conducted, randomly sampled survey enables the MPO to obtain reliable estimates of the proportion of the area population that holds various opinions and who use various aspects of the transportation system. These estimates provide key information that will be helpful in the development of the 2016 - 2045 Missoula Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
East Missoula - Corridor Vision and Redevelopment highlights the community's long-desired goal to reshape and manage future commercial redevelopment within the Highway 200 Corridor. As an application for the New Mobility West Community Assistance program, this document presents information regarding the issues and opportunities within the corridor, community support, and local partnerships. The goal is to help the community address land use and transportation challenges and opportunities to forward their vision to revitalize the town into a more economically viable and walkable place.
The East Missoula (MT 200) Road Safety Audit (RSA) was conducted to assess the safe operation of the roadway and to ensure a high level of safety for all road users. The study area for this RSA focused on the 1.5 mile corridor of the East Missoula Highway, known locally as Highway 200 (MT 200), between Easy Street and Speedway Avenue. The purpose of an RSA is to address safety concerns through an intensive and collaborative forum. Crash trends identified through the RSA process are analyzed and improvement recommendations are developed to address the safety concerns.