Extending the Market
Increasing Sustainability Potential Through Public Transit in Lee's Summit
by Mitchell Workmon
About the Book
Master of Landscape Architecture Final Project at Kansas State University
Transit dependents or people who possess more of a need for public transit, constitute only 25% of the United States population. This project presents strategies to expand the market by modeling a system in a non-dependent community, Lee’s Summit. Public transportation systems improve economic and community vitality, air quality and reduce gasoline consumption (Metro Transit- St. Louis, 2010). This project creates a vision promoting smart growth and a sustainable future, ultimately acting as a model for other non-dependent Kansas City communities.