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1.1. Redesign, rebuild, and maintain our transportation system to prioritize active transportation

While significant work has been undertaken to support choice in transportation modes, the current transportation system still largely focuses on moving personal vehicles that require large amounts of energy. That focus needs to shift toward low- or no -energy ways of providing mobility.

To do this, we need to redesign and rebuild our entire mobility system to put active transportation first, making facilities for walking, cycling, and rolling the first priority on our roads and trails. This redesign process will need to address current challenges, such as ensuring that the system serves people of all ages and abilities and in all weather conditions and times of day. Doing so will make moving around the region easier, more affordable, safer, healthier, and more energy efficient.