Transportation planning encompasses roadway design, public transit, goods movement, bike lanes, sidewalks, and other facilities that help people move around cities. Transportation planning can have a major impact on physical mobility and economic opportunity, particularly in car-oriented communities where people without personal vehicles have a hard time accessing essential services. In recent years, movements such as Complete Streets and Vision Zero are drawing attention to the need for a more holistic approach to transportation planning that includes and prioritizes multiple modes of transit.

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