Technical analysis tools are software tools or evaluation methods that can be applied to inform transportation planning or regulatory decisions. Technical analysis is a fundamental transportation and land use planning tool, and will be central to assessing development impacts, understanding multimodal and transit options, and identifying viable opportunities for local street networks. Good analysis procedures are also important for establishing a nexus to support a decision to impose some developer-supported fees.
The analysis tools presented here are intended primarily for planning applications rather than detailed engineering or operations analysis. However, there is still a very wide range of capabilities and implementation examples within the broad tool category of technical analysis tools. This toolkit focuses on lesser known procedures and innovative uses of standard tools. Transportation and land use technical analysis tools are presented by the analysis activity where they are used.