If we keep building illogical roads and creating "single purpose pods" the way we currently so here in Franklin, pray each night that you never get too old and/or infirm to drive a vehicle.
Sidewalks are a luxury?
Curved roads built for unimpeded speed in residential neighborhoods?
Complaints that demonstrably speed-reducing, safety-increasing roundabouts are "confusing" (i.e. "impede my speed")?
Lack of pedestrian connectivity between something so basic as a high school and the neighborhoods it serves?
Wonderful recreational trails - - that lead nowhere and require a parking lot?
A well-used library with nothing commercially useful within walking distance?
Over-burdened arterial streets that create a near-insurmountable barrier to even the most hardy of walkers and bicyclists - - not to mention children and adolescents who desire a bit of non-vehicular freedom - - that the city seeks to widen further?
A "city civic center district" that allowed a strip mall and enormous parking lot to virtually eliminate non-vehicular access and any sense of useful civic public space?
I don't see people - or businesses - tripping over themselves to move to a community that is so short-sighted. It's time for a change.
- A Better Place to Live: Reshaping the American Suburb, by Philip Langdon