Here’s a good example of transportation planning from Sioux Falls that reflects the current best practices for managing growth, maintaining safety, and accommodating a wide variety of people and modes of transport. From the Argus Leader:
As the Sioux Falls metropolitan area expands toward 250,000 people, and traffic becomes more troublesome, planners say more and bigger roads aren’t the most efficient way to move people around. Mass transit, walking, scooters and bicycles are the top alternatives to jumping in a car and driving, particularly for errands or when the destination is only a mile or two away.
In a video interview, Sioux Falls Transportation Planner Sam Trebilcock explains what the city’s newest bike laws mean for drivers and cyclists.