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Downtown-centric vs. neighborhood-centric growth?

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  • Rodney Rutherford

    Here's how I'd approach this question: Which option will enable more people to live without needing to drive a car as part of their daily needs? Which will enable a broader spectrum of the population to be freed from a dependency on driving?

    Based on that thinking (but acknowledging I'm not familiar with the Santa Rosa community), I'd lean toward option #2. It sounds like it would build a constellation of 15-minute neighborhoods where people could meet their routine needs. And then public transit can become more effective, providing easy/fast access to amenities in other neighborhoods...especially if the city is willing to give transit some priority on the surface streets.

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