Published: 21st Jun 2011

Progressive transport planning is in the midst of a boom, but is it on the right track to create the shift that the movement is looking for and does it even have the right vision of what that is? How can we capture this momentum to create a true structural shift in how we do transportation planning? Advocates are finally getting attention for issues like the impact and efficiency of the various modes of transport, the fair allocation of road space and spending, and the opportunities to create more seamless transportation systems.  These advances all need to happen, but if advocated for and implemented alone may actually end up perpetuating the existing paradigm.  Moving the discussion beyond the technical mobility solutions may actually be the best way to make these solutions feasible. Transport planning has not only forgotten to create and support the places they are meant to bring people … (To read the full article, subscribe below)