Chapter 6: Transportation System

A community’s transportation system is often more diverse than just the road network. How we get around can vary based on internal and external factors, but ensuring multiple options is part of what allows a community to thrive. Topics discussed in this Chapter include:

 

  • 6.1 Introduction/Background
  • 6.2 Automobile Travel (Roads; Traffic).
  • 6.3 Other Motorized Travel (Air Travel; Rail Travel).
  • 6.4 Public Transit (Bus; Vehicle for Hire/Ridesharing).
  • 6.5 Pedestrian & Bicycle (Bike Lanes; Sharrows; Bike Sharing; Peacemaker Trail; Sidewalks; Crosswalks; Traffic Calming Devices).

Why is this important?

  • Transportation opportunities and limitations can have significant impacts on land use, influencing the location of land use types, establishing demand for development and expansion of infrastructure, and raising issues of access and socioeconomic equity.
  • Understanding the extent and functionality of the transportation system can help to guide land use and policy decisions in ways that can improve the efficient use of government resources, reduce the burden on existing infrastructure, and improve air quality while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

What are the takeaways?

  • Moravia’s compactness makes us well-positioned to expand non-motorized modes of transportation, resulting in a more pedestrian-friendly community that can support downtown businesses
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