Manage the automobile
While streets need to accommodate the automobile, this can be done in ways that do not compromise the quality of the street as a public space. Traffic-calming techniques that reduce speeds make streets hospitable for biking and walking and can balance car movement with transit access. If designed properly, parking can help define the sidewalk and calm traffic. Flexible requirements for the amount and location of parking can prevent unattractive parking lots from compromising the quality of the street experience.