How transportation can contribute to community building
Project for Public Spaces Director of Transportation Initiatives Gary Toth recently spoke at the Complete Streets Forumin Toronto, Ontario, about the role of transportation alternatives and complete streets in communities and community building.
In his speech, posted below, Toth explains that complete streets are to be welcoming amenitites to all users, no matter their preferred mode of transportation.
As opposed to framing the issue around phasing out the automobile, Toth argues that the issue should encompass how to create safer and more inclusive neighborhoods.
"Complete streets are not silver bullet -- you've got to think it out and integrate it with the land use. There is no one design prescription and there's no 'one-size-fits-all' design," Toth says.
Image Credit: Project for Public Spaces
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