Much of the transportation rhetoric focuses on highways and mass transit. But what about the roads and neighborhoods throughout the city that are terrible to navigate and time consuming to travel? Streetsblog.org recently published an article, Back to the Grid: John Norquist on How to Fix National Transpo Policy, which argues it is time to reincorporate the grid system into our neighborhoods and streets.
This effort to connect transportation and housing policy, dubbed the "Sustainable Communities Initiative" is long overdue. Ohio can no longer see policy areas as seperate entities but rather must recognize how they are inter-related (Housing, Transportation, Workforce, Economic Development, etc...) and craft legislation that will enhace this relationship.