Meme-Watch: “transit environment” edition

From historic transit hubs to contemporary transit environment(s), first a church to mobility now landscape as mobile church…? Not just multi-modal but multi-cultural, lifestyle zones…

a “transit environment”? First off, it’s not just trains. It’s heavy rail, light rail, buses, streetcars, subways, bicycles, pedestrians, all integrated into a single multi-modal hub. Second, it’s an activated space, with shops and restaurants (not just kiosks and food courts, but stores and restaurants you’d want to hang out in), live performances, art, parks — a true public gathering space. Finally, it’s integrated into the city, less a soaring monument to transportation than a celebration of urban life — and in the more ambitious efforts, a small city in itself.

Via Will Doig over at Salon

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