Rail Tips From Urban Planners

A ULI panel of planners offers Arizona officials tips on public transit through downtown Phoenix.
December 12, 2001, 8am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A key theme of the group's recommendations is to encourage development that will spur street-level activity."Phoenix has, in our opinion, a disturbingly low level of pedestrian activity within its center core," said Fernando Costa, planning director for Fort Worth. To underscore his point, Costa said one city official told him that Phoenix residents drive to Tempe 'so we can walk.' To change the equation, Costa said the city must resolve a conflict between Phoenix's sprawling growth, which caters to the automobile, and its interest in becoming a place where people mingle."

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Published on Monday, December 10, 2001 in The Arizona Republic

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