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Why Is This a Priority?
Residents said more transportation choices are important to their quality of life and health. Encouraging alternative development patterns (e.g., TOD), building and retrofitting complete streets, and developing bike and walking trails are just a few ways to ensure that residents of the CONNECT region have the option to choose a variety of transportation modes.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”20″][fancy-ul icon_type=”font_icon” icon=”icon-ok” color=”Extra-Color-3″]
How Do We Get There?
- Consider alternative transportation modes in the design of public developments and projects.
- Increase collaboration among local academic, business and government entities. Communicate the relationship between air quality and climate change issues and public health.
- Partner with local government to promote development that includes equitable distribution of schools, shopping, parks, grocery stores, and other amenities.
What Can Residents Do?
- Choose to bike, walk, or take transit to work instead of driving your car.
- Participate in community-wide planning for bike, transit and pedestrian improvements.
- Talk to your employer about supporting alternative transportation incentive programs and offering bicycle facilities.