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June 7, 2011

On the Road: Model D Speaker Series recap on Urban Mobility

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/speakerseriesrecap060711.aspx

More than 50 transit enthusiasts attended the Model D Speaker Series on Urban Mobility held recently at Wayne State University’s Law School. The event, presented by Model D, MSHDA and Wayne State, celebrated those who chose alternative transit as a method of travel. According to Wayne State professor Robin Boyle, chair of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, commented. "Planning is really about choices. And we need to give people choices, and not only push them down one particular track -- and in this case, it's auto dependency." Alternative transit, he added, is a way to reconnect the city and the suburbs (and more importantly, people within them).

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