St. Louis Board of Public Service
Active Transportation Planning
Since the early 20th century, local transportation in the US had a car-based orientation, favoring individual vehicles over other modes. While planning of traditional transportation infrastructure is vital for our economy, it is imperative to offer choices to people in how they travel in urban, suburban, and rural settings. Diversifying the modes available to travel in communities leads to equitable choices for a wide range of ages, socioeconomic statuses, and abilities. Building and rebuilding our streets with a complete street approach creates communities where it is less challenging to move around without a car. Planning and designing streets with a complete street approach to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit traffic will be equitable for those who can’t afford to drive or chose not to.
Horner & Shifrin’s approach is to create a complete transportation system that focuses on the people who will use it and seeks to connect communities by improving walking and bicycling, as well as providing connections to public transit facilities. The goal is to maintain positive interactions with all modes crossing, along and on roadways. It promotes individual choice and places an emphasis on modes of transportation that contribute to healthy lifestyles.
Communities across the country are seeking to redefine their planning process to include multimodal transportation considerations. Horner & Shifrin is prepared to assist our clients with these needs through comprehensive multimodal transportation planning.