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Kwon, Jinwoo. 2009. "Transportation and Family Friendly Communities." Issue brief, Linking Economic Development and Child Care Project. Ithaca, NY: Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University.

Families will not invest in a community unless they have access to its amenities, and access begins with transportation. Planners need to reconsider the role of transportation within their communities - how and why roads are designed the way they are; whether more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure should be developed - to ensure families have the access they require. This brief discusses four major issues in family- friendly transportation including the "Complete Streets" movement, the "Safe Routes to School" program, trip chaining, and transit-oriented development.

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Subject: Child Care,Economic Development,Planning