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no entry-no exit
no entry-no exit

source url Driving in America will be a problem as the population ages. “Houses of Boom” recognizes the problem.

follow url But, the issue is finding an alternative.  These  are sobering statistics from “www. smartgrowth america”:

  • Almost 40 percent of Americans over the age of 50 say their neighborhoods lack adequate sidewalks.
  • 55 percent report inadequate bike lanes or paths.
  • 48 percent have no comfortable place to wait for the bus (addendum: this assumes there is as bus!)

http://grangevillegolf.com/photo-gallery/?print=print How will Boomers get from here to there- enjoyable and safely? In older suburban neighborhoods,  even Levittown, sidewalks were part of the infrastructure. And, access to public transportation, like rail, was feasible, albeit at a distance.  The newer suburbs lack transport redundancy and are built solely around car. Going forward, how will we?