Transportation Alternatives: What We Can Learn From Europe

The signature federal program to promote transportation alternatives is headed for extinction. Neil Peirce asks Congress to look at the results of similar initiatives in Europe.
September 5, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The federal government's signature program to promote transportation alternatives...teeters on the edge of extinction in a U.S. House vote...Tested for several decades in Europe, the alternative stresses serious government investments in expanded walkways and bikeways, making intersections safer for pedestrians, establishing physical barriers to fast city and town auto traffic and planning villages and communities friendly to pedestrians...Check Europe again and you see the massive potential payoff...Please, Congress, think again!"

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Thursday, September 4, 2003 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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