Comment 121612

By RobF (registered) | Posted June 13, 2017 at 23:08:47 in reply to Comment 121610

There is a lot we can learn from how the Dutch have addressed the question of reducing the privilege accorded to automobility in planning, street/road design, and built environments.

Will we need to do things a little different? Sure. But the basic lesson is that if you want a better modal split, pedestrian and cycling friendly streets, and vibrant, welcoming urban spaces you need to de-prioritize the car in the mix ... they still drive cars and trucks in the Netherlands and most other European countries, but realize that it has a cost and make accommodation for unbridled automobility is impractical and ensures that built environments work dramatically less well for everyone not in a car ... including those who drive (they eventually do get out of the car).

Comment edited by RobF on 2017-06-13 23:10:29

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