Friday Thought – What if Cities Were Designed for People, Not Cars?

Interesting thought from the Wired “Observation Deck” – Designing Cities for People, Not Cars. Where in Charlottesville could this be done?

(I’m thinking that Stonefield was an opportunity.)

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  1. Neil Williamson October 26, 2012 at 14:13

    Interesting concept how do the materials reach those parts of the city? Who picks up the trash? Where is the grocery store? How do you get your home improvement stuff back from Lowes on your bike?

    1. Jim Duncan October 29, 2012 at 06:31

      Taking the easy one first:

      I think there were be fewer things to get from Lowe’s if people lived in smaller, smarter places. Also, there are ZipCars and the like.

      Grocery store is there; I think services requiring frequent deliveries may be on the outskirts. Also, a greater, more efficient delivery service may be called for.

      Trash could be greatly minimized by composting, re-using and more thoughtful living.


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