This time around high gas prices aren’t the main reason, and the trend is more about a basic shift in attitudes about how people travel in their cities, as well as a generally strong urban economy.
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It appears once again that a list has been made in regards to our beloved Philadelphia. This one looks to be much different though because it’s coming at our city from a place of admiration and respect, rather than ridicule and confusion. I’m actually excited to read this article because I’ve long believed that Philadelphia is underrated in lots of different ways, so much so that I did a post about it a while back along with things that I felt were overrated. Lets see what the Huffington Post (a website I got respect for, by the way) had to say about our fair city:
Submitted by gartenriese, who says:
I found this on a wooden toy station from Brio. Unfortunately I didn’t have the time to look up what transit network this is supposed to resemble.
Transit Maps says:
Well, this is just adorable. I doubt that it represents any real world transit system, but it looks like it has both trains and buses!
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Qualities of a walkable city
These seven urban qualities have not surprised planners and real estate people in the region. Rather it confirms what is already known that people in Stockholm search for walkability and high quality public space.
This past year, fourteen cyclists died on the streets of London.
If this concept is approved, it could actually appear in 20 years.
(Thanks to robertsharp for tweeting us this tip!)
Ugh. Highways (any kind) are just terrible for inner-city movement. This is a terrible thing.
Agreed, all I could think about this was how alienating and windy/cold/awful it would be in bad weather.
60s urban planning is back?