Participation in the bid process alone does not inherently imply success in urban development. In order for a city to capitalize on the opportunity of an Olympic bid, advocates and officials must have a comprehensive understanding of its many disparate elements and coordinate their existing priorities. This chapter dissects these elements and presents a Bid Framework to empower cities to systematically develop strategies that address their unique transportation needs while capitalizing on existing resources and demands. In order to help cities strike this delicate balance, the Bid Framework outlines the inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impacts associated with the bid process. Through this breakdown, the Bid Framework takes a broader approach to the bid process by highlighting and lining up actions that must occur for cities that plan to gain transportation outcomes from the bid competition no matter the bid result. The unique historical context and shifting dynamics of cities make a specific formula or set template impossible. Nonetheless, the Framework may serve as a road map to urban development.
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