Are regional planners fixated on individual cars on highways as their preferred transportation mode? Perhaps the familiar path–cars, lanes, and tolls–is the simplest or easiest mode for government agencies to recommend, but new (and not-so-new) models have been emerging as well. 100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation has an interesting analysis that applies well to Northern Virginia.
“Much like the U.S. political system, American urban mobility has traditionally been dominated by two parties: private cars (or cabs), and public transportation. But lately residents of America’s largest cities have no doubt noticed lots of new options that seem to fall somewhere in between…”