Since 2007, the American Planning Association has been recognizing great neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces across the country; places that offer better choices for how people work and live. They are places that are enjoyable, safe, and desirable. They are places where people want to be - not only to visit, but to live and work every day. And many great places are defined by having great transportation options, including mass transit and transit oriented development.
This year we're asking you to help find places where transit has been transformative and helped to produce a genuinely great place. Has your neighborhood, street, or public place been transformed by investments in transit? Has transit in your community led to economic development and mixed use development and housing?
You can read more about the criteria for APA's Great Places on their website, and submit your own great place online. Tell us what you think makes a place great, and where we can find places made great by transit by leaving us a comment.