What’s so great about walkable places? Walkable places give you better health and a lower cost of living. Freedom from your car means lower gas and maintenance bills, and more free time. Truly walkable places are mixed-use areas, generally with narrower lots, that feature shops and services along with residential housing. Ideally, they also offerContinue reading “The Beauty of Walkable Places”
Higher density means true walkability. It’s also the best way to ensure high quality of life, with good health and thriving nature nearby.
Fast Company recently reported on a new walkable development planned to open in fall 2020 in Tempe, Arizona. Culdesac Tempe will be a car-free neighborhood in which residents will have to agree not to own a car at all. “Though residents will be banned from owning or parking a car onsite per their lease, theContinue reading “Car-free neighborhoods!”
We tend to think that the automobile has been beloved and popular since it first made its debut on American streets, and that our car culture was inevitable and embraced by all. Not so, according to this recent article by Peter Norton. Holland is now renowned for its wonderful bike and pedestrian facilities, and weContinue reading “America’s love affair with the car – or not”