October 28, 2007

75% of Americans favor improved public transit and smarter growth to deal with traffic woes

A solid majority of Americans backs improving public transportation and wiser development as ways to deal with increasing traffic woes, while only one and five believe building new roads is the answer. That's according to a new survey sponsored by the National Association of Realtors and Smart growth America.

"Eight in 10 respondents prefer redeveloping older urban and suburban areas rather than build new housing and commercial development on the edge of existing suburbs," according to a summary of results. And, "nearly 90% believe new communities should be designed so we can walk more and drive less." (The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.)

Are our community planning officials listening?

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