Complete Street Policy unencumbered by political process. Walk skate bike bus or rail, move people not just cars.
Monday, April 9, 2012
America has long created transportation policy under the assumption that
driving will continue to increase at a rapid and steady rate. The
changing transportation preferences of young people – and Americans
overall – throw that assumption into doubt. Policy-makers and
the public need to be aware that America’s current transportation policy
– dominated by road building – is fundamentally out-of-step with the
transportation patterns and expressed preferences of growing numbers of Americans.
It is time for policy-makers to consider the implication of changes in
driving habits for the nation’s transportation infrastructure decisions
and funding practices, and consider a new vision for transportation
policy that reflects the needs of 21st century America. see U.S. PIRG