The New Visions Plan recognizes the critical importance of land use and development. CDTC has sponsored the Linkage Planning Program which provides funding for cities, towns and villages to prepare community-based transportation and land use plans consistent with New Visions principles. Where and how the regionís communities plan and design the places we work, live, and shop can have a real and direct impact on the regionís arterial and collector street system. A comprehensive arterial management program that promotes properly located and spaced driveways and signalized intersections, use of raised medians, and emphasizes connected streets, sidewalks, and transit access, in the end, will provide a safe and efficient arterial street system and quality communities. At the regional level, CDTC has evaluated regional growth patterns and concluded that development which is transit-oriented and concentrated around centers holds the best hope for regional quality of life and a sustainable transportation system.