“Good urban planning is comprehensive,” says Moses Gates, director of community planning and design at the Regional Plan Association. “[It] looks at development and how to support that development,” which includes schools, open space, sewers, and yes, public transportation. The equation at play is fairly simple in the end, he says: More development equals more people equals more mass-transit usage. It’s something the city and MTA could easily have predicted; no one should act surprised now that the subways are breaking under the strain.
Read the full article in the Village Voice.