Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Rocking the walking: Millennials drive new urban spaces

WALKING, WHAT A NOVEL IDEA . . . .

A few major cities are making some surprising and unexpected shifts toward walkable urban development. Walkable neighborhoods are defined as those where everyday destinations such as home, work, school, stores and restaurants are concentrated and within walking distance.



Planners and residents who once opposed dense urban spaces are shifting gears. Neighborhood groups mobilized around a major new development and demanded higher density "because they wanted great urbanism that their kids could walk to."


Who's to blame for all this common sense? Kids! the Millennials … are driving this. And we thought all they did was sit around texting. 

The average American household spends over $8,000 per year on owning and driving their cars, that's more than they spend on food. Furthermore traffic congestion wastes nearly 3 billion gallons of gas per year in the U.S.

If there is anything that will get the attention of the oil barons and their puppet politicians is when people start thinking and doing on their own and exercising public opinion through action. GIVE IT A SHOT!!

Here's the rest of story http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/17/walkable-urban-places-findings/10623587/



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