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Monday, March 06, 2006

Pedestrian Oriented, Walkable Streets?

One of the big arguments that has been used to sell the current plan is that it will create pedestrian oriented, walkable streets that will have retail and restaurants on the ground floor of buildings drawing walkers from one area to the next. Yet take a look at this slide from the county Department of Planning and Zoning Presentation last Monday:

All of retail activities concentrations are only connected to each other through the Mall. This is yet another example of the details of the plan not matching the declared goals.