New Tools in the Toolbox this Month
As cars have increasingly dominated our roadways, we have designed our roads with cars, not people in mind. This makes it difficult to walk, ride bikes, catch a bus, or sometimes even cross the street. Today, as we look at ways to combat climate change and obesity, we begin to see the importance of a complete streets policy for the future of our roadways, one that allows for the safe passage of multiple modes of transportation. Our new Complete Streets tool offers strategies, policy recommendations and resources for communities as they re-design their roadways.
Another useful tool for re-designing roadways is Transit-Oriented Development, which is characterized by compact, mixed-use development within walking distance of transit stations or stops. This Tool suggests strategies communities can consider, such as a unified vision for an attractive town center and integrating transit and land use planning, that will enhance transportation options for their residents.