Monday, March 24, 2014

Five Car-Free City Experiments

Many cities are looking for ways to cut down on driving to decrease congestion and air pollution. Many are building more bike and pedestrian facilities or offering incentives to find alternative transportation. Some are taking more radical measures though and actually banning cars entirely or only allowing them in certain areas on alternate days.

Thanks to my neighbor Bob for sending me this aritcle where the BBC takes a look at the five most radical car-free city experiments, including one that actually backfired and increased the amount of driving and pollution.

No comments:

About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.