Transportation For America recently released survey results indicating that 59% of Americans would choose to reduce road congestion by adding more transportation options to the mix.
According to T4 America, “the desire to increase the amount of funding allocated to options beyond roads and highways was shared across demographic, geographic and political lines.”
Co-chairman Geoff Anderson reached this conclusion:
“In small towns and big cities alike, Americans are saying loudly and clearly that their lives would be better, and their nation stronger, if we had world-class public transportation and more options for walking and bicycling.”
82% support the idea of an expanded US transportation system. The kind of system that allows people to use their cars if they want to, but also allows easier use of other ways to get from place to place.
People overwhelming feel they have no choice right now, but a majority would like to spend less time in car.
73% stated “I have no choice but to drive as much as I do.”
57% stated “I would like to spend less time in my car.”
People want better transportation options that reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, reduce fuel consumption, options that improve and bring communities together.
In addition to reducing emissions and fuel consumption, a Robotic Parking Systems garage can create space for pedestrians, bicycles and for the community. An automated parking garage fits twice as many cars in half the space. With the additional space architects and developers can design and create greener and more livable communities.
See the full survey results at http://t4america.org/resources/2010survey/