I mentioned that I was reading Resilient Cities.
From the book, here are the key elements for a resilient transport city:
- A transit system that is faster than traffic in all major corridors.
- Viable centers along the corridors that are dense enough to service a good transit system.
- Walkable areas and cycling facilities that can mean easy access by nonmotorized means, especially in these centers.
- Services and connectivity that can guarantee access at most times of the day or night without time wasted.
- Phasing out freeways and phasing in congestion taxes that are directed back into the funding of transit and walk/cycle facilities as well as traffic-calming measures.
- Continual improvement of vehicle engines to ensure emissions, noise, and fuel consumption are reduced, especially a move to electric vehicles.
- Regional and local governance that can enable visionary green transport plans and funding schemes to be introduced.
What do we think of the list?