Sustainable Transportation Planning in the BosWash Corridor
Mobility in the twenty-first century has transformed into a multimodal experience. With goals of reducing impacts on the environment, society, and economy, sustainable transportation systems including trails, bikeways, transit, and even high-speed rail plans are being integrated and adopted within the Boston to Washington, D.C. (BosWash) corridor. Although rail and highway facilities originally formed the spine, the development and expansion of this megaregion requires reliance on non-vehicular mobility. This chapter highlights sustainable transportation systems, specifically non-motorized mobility and transit, using examples within the BosWash corridor. The facilities are explored in terms of their strengths in promoting sustainable mobility as well as future challenges and barriers to shifting away from automobile reliance and toward a more balanced multimodal system.
KeywordsTransportation Sustainability Transit Pedestrian Bicycle Multimodal
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