Sustainable prosperity is highly dependent upon transportation choices. A society that is able to rely primarily on walking to get from place to place has a large sustainability advantage over a society that is reliant on automobiles and their attendant transportation infrastructure.
Issues and Questions

Fossil Fuel and Automobiles

The world has a transportation problem. First we are too dependent on fossil fuels. The resulting pollution, upfront cost, needed public oversight, congestion, noise, depletion of resources, and upkeep are pushing us beyond our capabilities. Second, we are too dependent on automobiles. We travel too far and we are not active while we do it causing health complications. Commuters sit for hours in traffic while time could be used more productively.
NewVistas Model

NewVistas reduces the distance travelled by providing a local economy within walking distance of home. People often work less than 50 yards from where they sleep. Fuel is supplied onsite, vehicles are less used and more efficient.


Targets:

1. Minimization of distances, congestion, and idling.

2. Vehicular transportation of people subordinate to vehicular transportation of goods, except in emergencies.

3. Ability to access 90% of destinations without using an automobile.

4. Use of an automobile is inconvenient most of the time.

5. Complete sub-economy, including markets, schools, services, churches, and health care facilities within walking distance.

6. Covered walkways so people know they can walk comfortably in poor weather.