The land use on the left moves about 250,000 people per day, all of them in cars. Land that is not paved for cars is utterly wasted: nobody would enjoy picnicking or living there, even if you were allowed.
The land use on the right moves 584,000 people day, about 500,000 of them on foot. (That’s more than double.) It takes up half the space, and the land around it is some of the most valuable in the world.
Do the regulations, guidelines and laws in your city encourage the development pattern on the left, or the development pattern on the right?
Everything said here applies to Halifax, though scaled down.Source: stroadtoboulevard