People, Not Cars, Should Be Focus Of Community Planning

The Project For Public Spaces envisions a world where urban areas are pedestrian destinations and neighborhoods are planned with living -- not traffic -- in mind.

"For years we've seen this philosophy gain traction in leading cities around the world. Barcelona has built boulevards and Ramblas that give pedestrians priority over the auto. Paris has developed a neighborhood traffic calming program to rival that of any city anywhere. London charges congestion fees for vehicles entering the city center, successfully reducing traffic levels and funding an aggressive program to improve transit. Bogotá now boasts a world-class bus rapid transit system and has established a mandate to eliminate private auto use during the morning rush hour by 2015."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

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