Cleaner air. Quieter streets. Shared access to electric vehicles in the near-term. Cost-effective, driverless transportation options in the long-term. These things excite urban dwellers today and inspire the best city leaders to push for transportation solutions that will enable healthy and happy urban living tomorrow. The opposite of these things – preferential treatment for car owners, dismissal of a multi-modal transportation ecosystem, archaic parking and transit systems – widens the attainability gap for most city inhabitants, damages a municipality’s ability to attract citizens, harms the environment and threatens the health of a region’s economy. Experts in transportation and a leading mayor discuss what’s working well, what’s left to be done and who’s being left behind.
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