Goal B: Connected Communities

A connected community has a variety of transportation options connecting it to other communities. Potential transportation options include: carsharing, rideshare, carpooling, park and ride, on demand transit (dial a ride), local bus, express bus, rapid transit (BRT, LRT), commuter rail, personal vehicles, taxis, walking, and bicycling. The number, size and frequency of each of these options may change based on the type of community. In general the more densely populated a community is the more other transportation options become financially viable.

B3          B1          B2

How can our community achieve this goal?
What does this type of community look like to you?
What would you do?

Share your ideas by leaving a comment below. Your idea can apply to the whole county or a particular area. If you comment applies to a particular area, be sure to include the zip code and name of the area.

You can also read through your neighbors’ comments and comment on them. If you don’t have a specific comment but want to support someone else’s comment you can add a “1+” comment in reply to their comment. That way, the ideas that have the most community support should rise to the top. Please remember to be respectful of other people. Everyone’s ideas are worth hearing!

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  1. says

    Please please please add more bike lanes everywhere. Bike lanes are great if you have them, but the often stop, dead end into intersections, or push you into a drainage ditch that makes you have to veer back out into traffic (see: St. Elmo).

    Separate pedestrian facilities should be required with big road-building projects. The expansion of Hwy 27 is completely insane in that it has nothing for pedestrians. I’d also like to see the CB Robinson bridge pedestrian project finally worked out. We have awesome riverwalk sections but if they don’t connect to neighborhoods and to each other, people still have to get in the car, drive to the riverwalk, and then go back and drive home. They’re awesome recreational facilities but they could be so much more if they were seen as transportation.

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