Urbification: Taking the sub out of Calif. suburbs

Walking. Bicycling. Alternatives to Driving Everywhere. Social justice. Alternatives to suburban boredom and waste. And the infrastructure and technology needed to get there.

Friday, September 26, 2003

The Toronto Star reports that Canadian urban planners are fusing traditional grid-pattern streets with cul-de-sacs to form "fused grids" that provide efficient routes for traffic, opportunities for green spaces, improved safety, and a quick way of walking to local shops, schools, recreation and work. Overall, it improves residents' enjoyment of their neighborhood. This reminds me a lot of what's transpired with diverters in Berkeley during the past 20 years, an admittedly flawed experiment, but still intriguing. (via Planetizen)


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