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 The Transportation Chapter (7.08 MB) of the Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan states that

Tompkins County should be a place where transportation choices are efficient, affordable, and healthy for people and the environment.

It is the policy of Tompkins County to:decorative picture of bus

  • Maintain and improve critical elements of the existing transportation network to support the safe movement of people and goods.
  • Reduce the use of fossil fuels in transportation.
  • Shift travel away from driving-alone to biking, walking, carpooling/ridesharing, and using public transit.
  • Support a pattern of land use that allows people to move efficiently and affordably.
  • Provide for the safe and effective movement of freight to, from, and within the county.
  • Continue to provide airport services that support community and business needs.
  • Consider the needs of populations that are particularly challenged by transportation when developing systems and alternatives.

Although the primary organization in Tompkins County that is charged with facilitating county-wide transportation planning is the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council, the Tompkins County Department of Planning and SUstainability has been actively involved in several transportation projects.

Plans and Studies

Route 96 Corridor Management Study (2009)

Existing Conditions:         Text (1.5 MB)         Maps (7.9 MB)

Analysis (2.61 MB)

Recommendations (1.95 MB)

Implementation (101 KB)

Appendices (1.05 MB)

NYS Route 13 / 366 Corridor Management Plan: Dryden, New York (2.80 MB) (2008)

Northside Waterfront Access and Circulation Study (19.61 MB) (2008)

Tools, Links, and Resources

Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway

Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council

Vital Communities Toolbox