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Transportation affects every aspect of our lives and daily routine including where we live work play shop go to school etc It has a profound impact on residential patterns industrial growth and physical and social mobility Roads highways freeways and mass transit systems do not spring up out of thin air They are planned Someone makes a conscious decision to locate freeways bus stops and train stations where they are built Transportation is no less a civil rights and quality of life issue Safety and accessibility are the most significant considerations in transportation planning Zoning and other practices of exclusion result in limited mobility for poor people and those concentrated in central cities Over the past decades automobile production and highway construction have multiplied while urban mass transit systems have been dismantled or allowed to fall into disrepair The end result has meant more pollution traffic congestion wasted energy urban sprawl residential segregation and social disruption All communities have not received the same benefits from transportation advancements and investments Some of the governmental policies in housing land use environment and transportation may have even contributed to and exacerbated social inequities Some communities accrue benefits from transportation development projects while other communities bear a disproportionate burden and pay cost in diminished health Generally benefits are more dispersed while costs or burdens are more localized Having a multi-lane freeway next door is not a benefit to someone who does not even own a car The automobile-oriented construction and infrastructure projects cut wide path through low-income and destitute neighborhoods physically insolated residents from their institutions and businesses disrupted once-stable communities displaced thriving businesses contributed to urban sprawl subsidized infrastructure decline created traffic gridlock and subjected residents to elevated risks from accidents Transportation is critical to healthy livable and sustainable urban and rural communities The transportation system influences and in turn is influenced by economical development decisions land-use patterns real estates investment decisions and energy consumption patterns of the
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