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USA Examples

A series of links to resources on the American approach to reducing car dependency. 

In the USA a movement has been established which has a similar philosophy to ConnectedCites, but which generally focuses on new rapid transit systems. It has various names:

The oldest example is the:

There are many other examples, including:

To European eyes these developments appear normal, and quite car oriented. But by US standards they represent a radical shift away from the freeway/parking-lot/strip-mall suburbia which has been the norm since WW2.

Diagram of Arlington City 'Bulls Eye' Transit Orientated Development Model
Plan showing density of development around subway stations in Arlington City, USA

Pedestrian streets around Addison Circle station
Pedestrian streets around Addison Circle station