Basically, the idea is to get us to live more like the way we lived before giant indoor malls, ex-urbs and 90-minute, single-occupancy commutes. Before we took a 3,000 metal hunk with us on every errand.There's more in The Frederick News-Post.
"If we had been doing this in 1968, maybe the paradigm wouldn't have changed to cul-de-sacs without through-roads, and we wouldn't have sprawled so much," said David Whitaker, a longtime former Frederick County resident with the Maryland Department of Planning. "Communities work better when they are tighter."
Monday, February 11, 2008
Changing the world by foot and spokes
Encouraging news from Maryland, where a statewide organization is out to change the car-centric shape of American cities and suburbs.