Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Note to Skip Cramer, Rail Spurs Density

From Jacksonville, FL; a terribly, terribly sprawled city that probably makes Atlanta look good in comparison.

Executive Director Skip Cramer says one thing is clear; more roads will not be a major part of the solution.

"The key is we have got to provide people with easy access to choices other than their automobiles," Cramer said.

He says land management, meaning getting people to live more closely together, will makes trains, busses, trolleys and street cars more feasible.

"That we look for higher density development in Jacksonville so that we can support things like light rail, and support these extended rapid bus transit lanes," Cramer added.

Once there's a rail line in place (or better yet, several), density will start happening because it's livable and attractive.

1 comment:

Savannah said...

Thanks for writing this.