Here’s an excellent article from Strong Towns, describing strategies for reducing car dependency. The issues raised in the piece are highly relevant to New Rochelle’s planning objectives, touching on everything from parking minimums in our zoning code, to “complete streets” projects on major roads, to innovative open space initiatives like the Linc.
The author’s key point is spot-on: this is not a binary choice between cars or no-cars, but rather an incremental evolution away from car dependency and toward a wider range of mobility options. Cities that anticipate these trends will thrive. Cities that don’t will get left behind. Worth a read.