Mobility Plans & Mobility Fees

Too effectuate a transformative change in how people, not just automobiles, travel within a community requires a forward looking and progressive Mobility Plan that integrates multi-modal oriented land uses, people focused complete and living streets, creating vibrant destinations and innovative parking strategies that encourage walking, bicycling and other multi-modal transport and reduces overall dependence on automobile travel. The Mobility Plan allows for the transition away from transportation concurrency policies that focus on automobile travel to policies that fully embrace the vision of a multi-modal system.

The enactment of Mobility Fees, based on an adopted Mobility Plan, provides a funding source that repurposes revenues away from funding road capacity to one that funds multi-modal improvements that encourages walking, jogging, bicycling, golf carts, car and bicycle sharing and new and emerging technology that provide personal mobility. Mobility Fees are intended to replace road impact fees that fund automobile capacity. A Mobility Fee allows a community to fund mobility and accessibility improvements and services that can reduced dependence on personal motor vehicles, enhance livability, increase tax revenues and attract economic development.

Mobility Plan & Fee Overview

  • Legislature has provided Local Governments with flexibility to Plan for Mobility
  • Emphasize Planning for Mobility vs. Regulating Capacity
  • Fund Multi-Modal Transportation (sidewalks, trails, bike lanes, & transit stops)
  • Prepare for new mobility technologies & sharing economy
  • Eliminate Transportation Concurrency, Proportionate Share & Road Impact Fees
  • Simplified “one-time” mitigation payment
  • Reduce likelihood of Koontz vs. St. Johns Challenge
  • Encourage Mixed-Use, Infill & Redevelopment through land use policies