Could General Stores Reduce Car Trips in The Suburbs?
Under the scheme, everyday amenities would be "shoehorned into an existing building such as a pool house, and an added porch would create space for socializing." It would provide basic groceries, stamps and recycling facilities, all within a five minute walk.
Such a plan is estimated to save roughly 45,000 gallons of oil per year. But current zoning prohibits retail in such residential areas.