To view specific ITCTC projects, studies, or maps, click on the link in the index below.
Maps of the Federal Aid eligible roads in Tompkins County and their functional classifications. Prepared by the ITCTC 6/2/2015
Complete Streets Network Map
(Prepared by the ITCTC)
The Planning Committee of the ITCTC has identified a well coordinated network of roads to form a Complete Streets Network for the urbanized area of Tompkins County. A ‘Complete Street’ is a street designed and operated to enable safe access for all users regardless of their mode of transportation, so that pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists or public transportation users of all ages and abilities are able to move safely along and across the street. The roadways selected have been inventoried to determine existing complete street design components. Over time, as maintenance and construction takes place on these roads the ITCTC will work with local project sponsors to include additional complete street components. As the network is completed it will tie together numerous residential, employment and activity centers so that travelers will have multiple transportation options to reach their destinations.
2010 Urbanized Area Boundary Map (UAB)
(Prepared by the ITCTC)
Section 101 of Title 23 USC, mandates that an Urbanized Area Boundary (UAB) be fixed around urban areas of over 50,000 population, as determined by the United States Bureau of the Census. In urbanized areas, the designation of the Urbanized Area Boundary shall be based on the continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process carried on by state and local communities. The 2010 Urbanized Area Boundary was redefined by the United States Bureau of the Census based upon the 2010 Census of Population. In 2013, the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council approved the revised 2010 Urbanized Area Boundary as shown in this map.
Prepared for The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and The New York State Department of Transportation (September 2013)
The objective of this project was to pilot the implementation of automated on-line ridesharing in Tompkins County, NY. Zimride was used as the web based ride matching platform. Four ‘portals’ were developed to serve different communities: three for local institutions of higher education and a fourth for communitywide access. The project was implemented for a period of three years. Results indicate substantial interest in online ridesharing services. Project metrics show impacts in energy savings and emission reductions from displaced potential private vehicle use. By pairing individuals looking for rides with drivers offering empty seats you increase the efficiency of the transportation system with minimal investment. One-time rides proved to be in very high demand, particularly in the college communities.
Prepared by the ITCTC, (revised 12/30/2015)
This year the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) analyzed traffic accident data for the second time. The traffic accident data was downloaded for each municipality from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)’s ALIS database (Accident Location Information System) for the years 2008 through 2013. This database utilizes all crashes reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Data was also received for the first time from the Cornell Police Department. This data includes all traffic accidents which the Cornell Police Department responded to for the years 2011 through 2014. This data includes crash locations and pedestrian injury locations ONLY. For intersections where our primary data is from the Cornell Police, therefore, we do not have a crash severity index shown - since we have no information on injured drivers or "serious" injuries.
This study supports the City of Ithaca’s efforts to improve multi-modal transportation infrastructure. It offers a detailed draft plan for the development of a network of low-stress bicycle routes designed for casual cyclists to use safely and comfortably. The proposed network is designed with the intent to minimizing parking removal and preserve Ithaca’s functional grid street pattern.
These maps show the status of the planned multi-use trail network for Tompkins County (refer to the 1996 Transportation Trail/Corridor Study). Trails are color-coded on the maps to show existing, in progress, proposed, and to be built in 2016. Trails shown as existing have been built and are open to the public. Trails in progress are those that have been allocated funding and are at some stage in their design or construction. Proposed trails are those that have been identified in plans but have not been funded or advanced in any other way. View the maps:
The ITCTC produces a bicycle suitability map of Tompkins County roads. The finished product is a user-friendly full-color road map of the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County offered to the public for free. Our first map was released August 1, 2007; it was updated in 2008, 2010, and 2013. Our 2016 map , released August 2016, has been updated with current road conditions for biking as well as the addition of points of interest (swimming areas, farmers' markets, hospitals, waterfalls, bike repair locations, parks, visitor's centers, etc.).
For more details visit our Park and Ride web page.
The purpose of the NTPP was to design a public transportation system for the study area that would reduce current and expected congestion levels in the area roadways based on a thorough feasibility analysis. The proposed public transportation system would seek to implement Recommendation 2 of the NESTS Plan while supporting the Livability Principles described in that document. A long-term goal of this study was to reduce the need for roadway capacity expansion in future years through the implementation of public transportation strategies.
To view the reports, appendices, strategies, maps, presentations, and background information on this project go to the NESTS Transit Planning Project webpage:
Direct link to the final report and technical appendices:
This report was prepared by Brian Varricchione when he was a candidate for the Master of Regional Planning degree from Cornell University. Data collection was performed as part of a cooperative internship project jointly funded by the ITCTC and the C.U. Dept. of City and Regional Planning.
This study was undertaken to obtain new data on freight movements in and through the County from which a freight transportation plan could be developed.
NESTS was a formal corridor analysis whose purpose was to determine if there was a need for additional capacity and safety improvements, congestion management, and improved Transportation Systems Management/Transportation Demand Management (TSM/TDM) for the Northeast area of Tompkins County.
The study included an analysis of the possible problems that lead to congestion and proposed a range of possible solutions intended to improve current and future traffic conditions in the study area. The NESTS Transit Planning Project (NTPP) grew out of recommendation 2 of this study.
The purpose of this study was to review the status of major corridor preservation opportunities within Tompkins County, to identify corridors with the highest potential for use as a countywide trail system, and to provide more detailed and implementation-oriented planning for a select subset of high priority corridors. This study addressed potential road corridors as well as multiuse trail corridors.
Historical County Public Transportation Documents (pre-ITCTC)