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12 Preservation and Protection In many cases, incompatible land uses already exist close to Strategies and Freight-Compatible freight-transportation-related services, and conflict already Development exists. In these cases, at least in the short run, measures such as design standards and mitigation approaches are a means to Preservation of freight facilities and corridors is extremely minimize conflicts. In the future, preservation of these facilities important. The loss of freight facilities, yards, and other and corridors should become a normal part of the planning ancillary facilities that may serve the network can create bot- activities performed at the local level. This also requires that tlenecks, increase costs, and potentially affect consumers local jurisdictions and regional and state planning agencies through increased prices. Re-parceling lost corridors is often partner and work together to create seamless integration of cost-prohibitive and can run up against community com- freight transportation planning across jurisdictional levels. plaints. Preservation of freight facilities and corridors can be Four major tools are available--either individually or in achieved not only through long-range planning activities, but combination--to achieve the goals of freight-compatible also through other approaches, including delineation of cor- development. These are ridors, freight support and preservation initiatives, mainte- nance activities, and purchase of corridors to preserve them 1. Long-range planning, for future freight use. 2. Zoning and design, The goal of freight-compatible development is to preserve 3. Mitigation, and existing freight facilities and corridors, effectively plan for future 4. Education and outreach. freight activities, and reduce impacts that occur because of the proximity of incompatible land uses around freight corridors and facilities. Thus, the main objectives of freight-compatible EnvisionFreight Website development are to (1) ensure that freight-transportation- and Guidebook related services are not affected by, or do not affect, other land An innovative contribution of NCFRP Project 24 is the uses placed close to freight corridors or facilities; (2) reduce development of a website, http://www.EnvisionFreight.com, and minimize community impacts that arise because of the which is intended to complement the final report. The "beta" proximity of sensitive land uses, including residences, schools, version of the website was previewed at the NCFRP Project 24 hospitals, and emergency services; and (3) incorporate the workshop, held in January 2011. For many of the topics covered preservation and protection of freight facilities and corridors in this report, more detailed materials are available on the web- as a forward-looking component of general planning and site. References to these website materials are provided in this economic development policies. report where relevant. Appendices are available on CD-ROM.