The Trenton, NJ MSA has a strong legacy of transportation investment. Photo via Flickr.
Trenton, NJ, received high marks for compactness and connectivity in our recent report, Measuring Sprawl 2014, and stood out as number one overall in street accessibility, one of four key factors examined in the report. As Measuring Sprawl 2014 explores, a high rating for compactness and connectivity correlates to a rise in several quality of life factors, including greater economic mobility, lower combined spending on housing and transportation costs and greater options for the type of transportation to take.
How did Trenton build and sustain its accomplishments in street accessibility? And how can other cities learn from Trenton’s successes?