Central among the many critical factors relating to livability is accessibility and mobility throughout Reston. If the overall transportation system serving all parts of Reston breaks down, Reston will decline rapidly. The transportation system includes all modes in proper balance – rail transit, bus and other types of public transit, bicycling and walking stand out. The private, single-passenger automobile will have an important role, but during peak hours, the Reston Core will choke if the private auto continues to dominate. All the other modes, particularly modes of public transit, must be greatly enhanced relative to accommodations for the private auto.
For the full text of Dave's ideas, see below.
Reston Transportation Planning Ideas, Dave Edwards, February 12, 2010