Revised December 5, 2002

Literature Review: Introduction

The Eastside Transportation Concurrency Study is a two-year assessment of how concurrency is managed in the four Eastside cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Issaquah. The study is evaluating the extent to which meeting concurrency requirements assists the four cities in complying with the intent of the state's Growth Management Act and the region's 2020 objectives. The study is

  • determining the successes and limitations in the current concurrency procedures used by the four cities
  • investigating the alternative mechanisms that might be used to improve the current procedures used to determine transportation concurrency
  • suggesting what changes, if any, to state and local laws would help the cities more effectively deal with concurrency issues.

To assist in the performance of this project, the project team has performed an extensive review of the available literature. Because of the diverse nature of concurrency, the review covers a variety of topics. To make the results of the review more helpful to interested parties, its output has been structured as a set of annotated bibliographies. Where useful, links are provided to longer summaries and if possible to the documents themselves.

The literature is divided into the following five primary subject areas:

The Concurrency Study Web site is maintained by the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) at the University of Washington. For more information, contact Ron Porter (206.543.3341).