Urban Fold

Why Residents Can't Walk

The Washington Post continues a series on how traffic barriers prevent residents from walking short distances.

"Traffic planners say Westerley residents aren't the only ones driving short distances -- and adding to the region's notorious traffic congestion -- because walking and riding bicycles are not safe options... Reducing traffic by getting more people out of their cars is often as simple as building a sidewalk, painting a crosswalk, installing better streetlights or paving a bike path. All of them are relatively quick to do and cost little compared with widening roads, adding Metro lines or building more Metro parking garages."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

Full Story: Residents Struggle to Walk Away From Traffic

Comments

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
$24.95
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 9 different cities.
$22.00
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00