Why Residents Can't Walk

The Washington Post continues a series on how traffic barriers prevent residents from walking short distances.

"Traffic planners say Westerley residents aren't the only ones driving short distances -- and adding to the region's notorious traffic congestion -- because walking and riding bicycles are not safe options... Reducing traffic by getting more people out of their cars is often as simple as building a sidewalk, painting a crosswalk, installing better streetlights or paving a bike path. All of them are relatively quick to do and cost little compared with widening roads, adding Metro lines or building more Metro parking garages."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

Full Story: Residents Struggle to Walk Away From Traffic

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