It’s not just the millennials who are tired of wasting time in cars.
This article is well worth reading, as it points to where we’re all headed in the US.
I say bring it on!
Not just the millennials are changing the way we live.
A fluff piece about walking instead of driving. Edmonds is a really cool place, tho. I love just going downtown and walking around.
Cranberry Township is a nice area and it’s where my cousins live.
This article is about yet another walkable community being built. I’ll bet this complex sells out immediately.
This is a good site to use for determining how “walkable” a community is.
So many articles, videos and presentations preach about all the benefits to everyone when we build walkable communities. Stop trying to convince me that we need walkable communities, and stop talking to me about what a great idea it is. I know it’s a great idea. We ALL know it’s a great idea.
Stop preaching about how it benefits everyone, and start talking about how it benefits me.
Point 1: Nothing is more valuable to me than time. I don’t want to waste time driving to work, to school, to the store, to the theater, and to the library.
Point 2: If I’m going to live in a higher density community, the walls better block noise from my neighbors. When we give up the space around our houses, we give up privacy. I don’t mind living in an apartment, but I do mind it if I can’t sleep at night. This is no minor thing.
Point 3: I need to be able to afford it. Any place I’ve looked that is walkable, where I can sell my car, and get to the places I need to get to, is just way expensive. Way expensive, even factoring in the savings from not owning a car. I don’t know how to solve this, but I do have a couple ideas.
While I do care very much about climate change, and ocean acidification, I still want to live comfortably.
Another good article and video about how people are healthier when they live in walkable communities.
This video addresses one of the biggest problems with making our lives more walkable; what to do with existing suburbia.
Boston has some nice places to walk.