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How cities are reducing auto dependence by investing insustainable transportation infrastructure

Henao, Alejandro (2015) How cities are reducing auto dependence by investing insustainable transportation infrastructure. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Jun 2015). Website.

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Many American cities were designed with the automobile in mind, a prioritization that has often led to congestion and pollution. How then, can we move away from our reliance on the car in our cities? In new research which examines transport policies in Boulder, Colorado over a twenty year period, researchers at the University of Colorado found that when the city government increased the ‘supply’ of infrastructure for bikes, pedestrians and other forms of sustainable transit, single-occupancy auto-use fell by nearly 10 percent. Lead author, Alejandro Henao, argues that other cities can learn from Boulder’s focus on developing policies and infrastructure that expand the number and capacity of sustainable transportation choices.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 14:17
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:46

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