Mobility Playbook, Red Deer
When 90% of commuting trips in your city are taken by private cars...how do you start to make the shift toward a more balanced mobility system? This is just the question we’ve been working on answering in the City of Red Deer, Alberta. Since February 2012, 8-80 Cities, in collaboration with Gehl Architects, has been working with The City of Red Deer to develop a new framework for healthier and more sustainable mobility. With a focus on mentorship, training and capacity building, and community engagement throughout the project we are pleased to release the final document- the Mobility Playbook that takes its inspiration from a traditional sports playbook and sets out a series of “plays” or strategies that The City should take in order to create a more integrated and balanced mobility network. We’re also happy to announce the Playbook was recently approved by Red Deer City Council. Red Deer is a great example of how even a mid-sized city developed mostly around the private car can make the shift toward investing in a more balanced mix of public transit, walking, cycling and driving.
Read the Playbook here.