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Multimodal Planning

March 1, 2021, 12pm PST
A new report examines how governments can encourage citizens to use alternatives to private cars in order to reduce car dependency.
International Transport Forum
Blog post
December 15, 2020, 5am PST
Automobile-dependent planning has changed automobiles from a luxury into a necessity. Excessive vehicle costs leave many households without money to purchase essential food, shelter and healthcare. They need more affordable transportation options.
Todd Litman
January 4, 2019, 8am PST
A stakeholder group hopes to create a pedestrian- and business-friendly streetscape in Downtown Seattle.
The Urbanist
Blog post
December 18, 2017, 1pm PST
Despite numerous traffic safety programs, traffic death rates have not declined in a decade and recently started to increase. We can do better! A new paradigm identifies additional safety strategies that reduce both crash rates and risk exposure.
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 9, 2017, 5am PDT
Chia-Yuan Yu and Minjie Xu guest blog about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Blog post
August 7, 2017, 8am PDT
Motor vehicles are expensive to own and operate. Many lower-income households spend more on transportation than they can afford due to a lack of affordable mobility options. The solution is more multimodal planning.
Todd Litman