By Marcus Nobel
Jan. 4, 2012
This video shows how transit is a catalyst for positive change in the community, creating walkable mixed-use neighborhoods around station locations. It was created for Kansas City Public Television as part of their Imagine KC series.
Of course most American cities have been built around the automobile. Almost everything that we do in our daily lives requires us to get in our cars and drive somewhere. The simple act of walking, riding a bike or taking mass transit is a great alternative, but sometimes not realistic.
City planners and transportation designers have a profound affect on on the quality of our lives by how they organize our transporation priorities. By building urban centers that get people out of their cars we will become more healthy society and allow for a more healthy natural environment.