Friday, 19 September 2008

For good neighbours, live in a quiet, car-free street

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/sep/19/ethicalliving.automotive

This is a nice bit of joined-up thinking, a devastating rebuttal to anyone
who believes that we can keep motoring more and more and not harm ourselves
in the process.

2 Comments:

Blogger Lynda said...

The Guardian article is very good. It seems hardly anyone around here reads the Guardian as they obviously don't realise it is car free day!

In the past quarter of an hour I have seen around half a dozen cars come up Livingstone Street and down Speke Street to obviously rat-run down Hotblack Road to go onto Waterworks Road.

Earlier today, when walking to the city,the traffic actually appeared worse! I am glad I am not one of those older people who live in the expensive flats at the top of Grapes Hill! Livingstone Street is quiet in comparison!

22 September 2008 at 16:02  
Blogger Lynda said...

After sending my previous comment I remembered reading a book, quite a number of years ago, in the Central Library (pre-1994!)about the fact that, if people are cut off from a location which is only a short distance away by a busy road (such as Grapes Hill/Barn Road) they will deem the place which is just slightly past the busy road to be further than it really is and might decide to drive there as the place seems so far away. If we had a continuous pathway into the city from our part of the city (even though Earlham Road has a footbridge into the city it still doesn't alter the fact the road is still there) people might think the city is nearer and be more prepared to walk.

I wish I could remember what this book was called or even what it was about but it was a small book about how cities are made up - or something. It couldn't have been that long - I don't remember taking it out of the Library so must have read it whilst there!

22 September 2008 at 16:11  

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/sep/19/ethicalliving.automotive

This is a nice bit of joined-up thinking, a devastating rebuttal to anyone
who believes that we can keep motoring more and more and not harm ourselves
in the process.

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