A while ago I wrote about my personal traffic philosophy, in which all transportation infrastructure decisions and planning should follow this hierarchy: pedestrians, bicycles, mass transit, motorcycles and scooters, and automobiles. It was just something I'd come up with after observing traffic for several years and from the vantage point of several different modes of transportation over long periods of time.
It seems that the New York City group Transportation Alternatives has come up with a similar hierarchy to mine, and even put it into a nifty graphic for us:
Look familiar? At least the first two and the last one are the same as mine, basically. There's a short article that goes along with it, please read it! Comments?