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Connectivity Encapsulated: Linking People and Destinations Beyond Wheels & Rails

Introduction

When many people think of transit connectivity, they’re immediately drawn to systems involving wheels: buses, trains, vans, bikes, and more. But numerous communities employ less traditional – but no less effective – means of moving people to build connections between neighborhoods, destinations and services.
Here, we take a look at some of these unconventional modes and strategies, from bus rapid transit in Nashville and transit-oriented development in Orlando, to novel travel modes such as inclined planes, ferry systems and aerial trams.

When many people think of transit connectivity, they’re immediately drawn to systems involving wheels: buses, trains, vans, bikes, and more. But numerous communities employ less traditional – but no less effective – means of moving people to build connections between neighborhoods, destinations and services.

Here, we take a look at some of these unconventional modes and strategies, from bus rapid transit in Nashville and transit-oriented development in Orlando, to novel travel modes such as inclined planes, ferry systems and aerial trams.