Unique destinations, such asuniversities or sporting facilities,that place special demands uponthe transportation system.A combination of housing, retail,of
ce, and civic destinationswithin walking distance of acommunity gathering place.
Corridors that increasemulti-modal accessibility andconnectivity to major centersor transit facilities.
pecial Trip Generators
Special Trip Generators
Livable Centers are comfortable,appealing places for people to interact.They feature open spaces, such asparks, plazas, and marketplaces thataccommodate public gatherings andfoster a sense of community.
Livable Centers make walking,bicycling, and transit more convenientby concentrating many destinations.Fewer local trips help to reducecongestion on major thoroughfares.
Livable Centers help preserve theenvironment by requiring less landfor surface parking than scatteredstrip development. This reduces theamount of impervious surface in theregion’s watersheds. By reducingthe need to make vehicle trips LivableCenters also help to improve airquality.
Livable Centers create a unique,identi
able destination, bolsteringcivic pride and acting as a catalyst forinvestment and development. Publicinvestments can help to leverageprivate investment.