Environment Transportation Neighborhoods Built Around Transit Make Life Easier for Seniors, Improve Quality of Life for Everyone By Michael Graham Richard Writer University of Ottawa Michael Graham Richard is a writer from Ottawa, Ontario. He worked for Treehugger for 11 years, covering science, technology, and transportation. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Michael Graham Richard Updated October 11, 2018 Screen capture. Streetfilms Share Twitter Pinterest Email Transportation Public Transportation Active Automotive Aviation Our friends at Streetfilms partnered up with the Public Policy Institute at AARP to show how the city of Arlington in Virginia is using what they call "transit-oriented development" to make life easier for older people, allowing them more independence and, no doubt, a much better quality of life. It so happens that most of these things are also great for the environment, reducing people's dependency on automobiles and creating more vibrant neighborhood where people can walk to the places they need to go to and in the process meet their neighbors. Via Streetfilms See also: Let's Learn From Medellín, Colombia’s Sustainable Transportation Capital!