States with balanced transportation systems give their citizens better mobility and more choices. Transportation systems that are designed for multiple modes improve traffic flow, preserve community character, increase transit use, and support walking and bicycling. In this section, we describe how to create transportation networks that are integrated with the community and accommodate multiple modes of transportation, including pedestrian, bicycling, and transit. These networks balance safety, mobility, accessibility, community, and environmental goals. They also help governments avoid costs associated with protracted public battles over controversial projects.

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