El Paso Gets Transit-Centered
The plan emphasizes that the El Paso still has a backbone of transit-orientation from a long history of streetcars running through the city.
"Now, with a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system and possibly a new streetcar in the city's future, there is the opportunity to restore lost urban fabric and concentrate on a human-scaled smart growth strategy."
Benfield says the report is "meticulous on such subjects as walkability, street connections, public spaces, complete streets, environmental remediation, green stormwater infrastructure, community character, further transit investment, historic preservation, public policy needs, and even the application of LEED-ND. "
Lots of great images from the report are available over at the NRDC blog.