Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Planning Cul-De-Sac

What if you had a street in a major urban area. This street has streetcars, a wide median neutral ground, and permits left turns.

Then planners, in their wisdom, take all that away to make the street more car-friendly for suburb dwellers who need to get into the city.

Now, 50 years later, the city is hoping that a massive new hospital and some high density developments will increase the walkability and encourage reinvestment of properties on that street. Of course, what would help with that is to widen the neutral ground, put in a streetcar, and let drivers make left turns...

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