Time to take a fresh look

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As a team of architects and urban designers who work on transportation projects around the world — from bus benches to integrated urban transportation plans, from Riyadh to Honolulu — we think it’s time to step back and have another look. Perhaps a more optimistic look, as well.

As the San Francisco transportation planner Jeffrey Tumlin said at a recent presentation at Simon Fraser University, “No matter how bad things are in your region, they are so much worse in basically every other region in North America.”

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This is not, narrowly, a transit strategy or even a transportation plan; it’s a far-sighted mobility map, connecting people and neighbourhoods — creating opportunities in every part of the region to build walkable, sustainable and more-affordable communities, while keeping automotive traffic flowing efficiently in between.

Read more here: Time to take a fresh look at transportation plebiscite

- Susan Gushe, Perkins + Will Canada Architects

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