Quality of Life
Mobility is intrinsically related to the perception of quality of life. Mobility management programs
increase access to services, communities, and destinations. They enhance the quality of life and
vibrancy of neighborhoods.
Savings in travel time means more time to pursue interests and hobbies. Making a wise choice among our mobility options keep us from wasting time stuck in traffic jams or looking for parking. This leaves us more time to spend in meaningful ways, whether reading the paper in a sidewalk café or engaging with friends and family.
Connected communities are vibrant communities. Arlington is known for its eclectic, vibrant neighborhoods, where residents and visitors walk, bike, and take transit. The American Planning Association named Wilson and Clarendon Boulevards between the Court House and Clarendon Metro stations among the Great Streets in America for 2008. (see video). These streets are designed as “complete” streets and accommodate motorized and non-motorized travel, Arlington’s streetlife brings the community alive, benefiting residents and visitors alike. Efficient transportation infrastructure also helps to enhance the aesthetic appeal of urban areas or town centers.