The Decline of Cars are Changing U.S. Cities

October 19, 2015

Tilikum Crossing opened September 2015 in Portland, Ore., and made headlines for being the first bridge in the U.S. to ban automobiles.

Instead, crossing the Willamette River on this bridge would require you to walk, bike, or take the bus or light-rail train. Tilikum Crossing is one example used by Huffington Post to describe how “the decline of cars is changing cities for the better.”

“Dense downtowns, public transit, and walkable streets attract young residents and have economic, environmental, and health benefits,” writes reporter Kate Abbey-Lambertz.

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