THE FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION LIVABILITY INITIATIVE: BUILDING LIVABLE COMMUNITIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The Clinton-Gore Livability Initiative, "Building Livable Communities for the 21st Century," helps communities across America grow in ways that ensure a better quality of life and strong, sustainable economic growth. The comprehensive, coordinated effort by the Department of Transportation (DOT) will help communities use their transportation plans, resources, and programs to make decisions resulting in a better quality of life. The transportation livability initiative will help communities use existing DOT programs more effectively as they seek to improve safety, reduce the growth in congestion, contribute to greater economic prosperity, and provide easier access to jobs, and greater accessibility in an environmentally supportive way. The Clinton-Gore administration has established five goals for livable communities: preserve green spaces, ease traffic congestion, restore a sense of community, promote collaboration among neighboring communities, and enhance economic competitiveness. DOT has added the following goals as part of its Livability Initiative: encourage linked transportation and land-use planning, allow communities to choose among transportation alternatives, promote consideration of actions that make better use of the existing system (carpools, vanpools, walking, and bicycling), and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through transportation strategies.

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  • Accession Number: 00795599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 8 2000 12:00AM