The Declining Fortune Of The American Sidewalk

Adding sidewalks to suburbs can turn pedestrian-unfriendly areas into walkable communities.
November 23, 2001, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In suburban developments of a certain age -- say, going back a couple of decades -- sidewalks simply were often left off the drawing boards.Some builders wanted to achieve a rural look, no doubt. Others figured few cars ever would ply these tree-lined streets, thus pedestrians would be in little danger.What seemed like a good idea at the time, though, has become a head-scratching puzzle to many of today's suburban inhabitants."

Thanks to Tom Collins

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Published on Friday, November 23, 2001 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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