Friday, September 11, 2009

Walking as Transportation:

I know this seems radical, characterizing walking as transportation, in the same room as bus, car, planes, etc. But, when you realize that most 'trips' in this county are 31/2 miles or less, walking is a healthy viable transportation mode. And, the better you design your urban areas, the better you make changes in your urban area so that it become convenient to walk (and have time to smell ((and buy the roses in between)) the more environmentally friendly and safer your community becomes. So, this news out of Henrietta, where they can use a lot more sidewalks is very refreshing:

Where it stands: New sidewalks in Henrietta - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow Henrietta, N.Y. — The issue Henrietta is filled with a mix of retail areas and residential neighborhoods — which creates a flurry of traffic. Supervisor Michael Yudelson — with the help of the Town Board — is trying to make the neighborhood more “walkable,” he says. Some streets, like Beaconsfield Road, Colonnade Drive and Commons Way, don’t have sidewalks, creating a potentially unsafe situation for pedestrians. The town is looking to change that. (September 11, 09) Home - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow [more on Transportation in our area]

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