Park & Walk Community

Throughout the planning process, participants envisioned a system that integrates motor vehicles, public transportation, pedestrians, and bicycles into a network of services and facilities. This network is encompassed in the “park-and-walk community” concept. Public transportation, pedestrian and bicycle access should be incorporated in transportation infrastructure and land-use planning decisions.

The concept of a park-and-walk community involves motorists parking in defined locations and finding convenient transportation options during their time in the community by means of public transit, walking or bicycling.

This concept enables a variety of benefits including:

  • Enhanced mobility for residents and visitors
  • Reduced traffic congestion in retail areas
  • Reduced vehicle emissions
  • Promotion of private investment
  • Preservation of public infrastructure investment
  • Improvement of public health by integrating physical activity into daily routines