The Nation's First Bicycle-Only Subdivision

A new themed subdivision is under development in South Carolina. But this is no golf course community. It's a cyclist oriented, car-free experiment called Bicycle City.

"[T]he planners behind Bicycle City see the city plan as a holistic approach to solving society's problems as it addresses several problems at once, like obesity, climate change, and alternative energy.

Co-founder Joe Mellett tells us that he envisions car-free towns as a "showcase for wind and solar energy as well as architects who specialize in green and LEED-certified problems." (Especially prescient, perhaps, since the Southeastern United States is one of the worst perpetrators of carbon emissions in the United States.)"

This Architizer interview looks at how the development idea came about and how it hopes to succeed in a car-dominated country.

Full Story: Bicycle City

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