Multimodal Transportation Master Plan

What is the Multimodal Transportation Master Plan?graphical text box stating "Norfolk’s Multimodal Transportation Master Plan will tie together all the ways we travel – by foot, bus, bike, scooter or car – into a single plan to make sure they all work together more safely and comfortably."

Norfolk is developing a comprehensive Multimodal Transportation Master Plan to expand travel choices for Norfolk’s residents, businesses, and visitor. This plan will ensure the city’s transportation investments support its land use and economic development strategies. The plan will support Norfolk’s vision for a safe and prosperous city with a 21st century economy and workforce.

The final Multimodal Transportation Master Plan will include:

  • A city-wide Multimodal System Plan
  • Policy recommendations
  • A multimodal needs assessment 
  • A program of projects for implementation

What is a Multimodal System Plan?

The first step in the Multimodal Norfolk process is to develop a Multimodal System Plan - a layering of the   transportation networks and land uses to understand how they work together as a system.  The following videos explain the concepts in a Multimodal System Plan and how the draft maps for Norfolk’s Multimodal System Plan were developed.  

What is a Multimodal System Plan?  Part 1: Multimodal Districts and Multimodal Centers (5:49) – Learn the basic concepts of a Multimodal System Plan and how Norfolk’s Multimodal Districts and Multimodal Centers were identified.

What is a Multimodal System Plan?  Part 2: Multimodal Corridors (5:06) – Learn about the different types of Multimodal Corridors and how they serve different roles in the transportation system.


What is a Multimodal System Plan?  Part 3: Modal Emphasis (7:50) – Learn about Modal Emphasis and its role in corridor design.

View the Revised Multimodal System Maps!

Back in July, we asked you to review the draft Multimodal System Maps. Most survey respondents generally agreed with the maps and offered suggestions for specific edits. Based on your comments, the Multimodal Norfolk team revised the maps. The revised maps are available at various scales and extents. Click a thumbnail image below to download the revised maps at that scale.

Full City
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Northwest Section
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Northeast Section
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Southeast Section
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Southwest Section
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Downtown
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