Multimodal Streets Incentivize Transit & Pedestrians

In the creation of a comprehensive transportation network, the task of the planner is not to accommodate vehicles, but to incentivize transit and pedestrian modes. Past efforts to adapt roads for increased traffic flows have only led to a higher demand constantly overtaking supply. The addition of highways, widening of lanes, and excessive construction of parking structures have only served to create unwelcoming commercial districts at the expense of pedestrian traffic. Creating roads to suit the needs of drivers weakens the urban environment, and makes transit an afterthought as opposed to a priority. Rather than tailoring roads to drivers, it is of increasing importance to advocate usage of transportation methods other than vehicles.

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