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It can be done in the US, but in order to accomplish it a group will have to organize and develop a Transportation Restricted Community. As a new development built through private dollars the organization should be able to form a clause that restricts the use and purpose of transportation used in the community.
At the other end of the block on that residential street, the ingress side of the street is similarly blocked but the egress side is unchanged. Residents have access from a side street, to the 1-way street, which used to be a normal 2-way street. The city is doing a similar blockage and re-routing at 2 other streets where a large medical clinic is under construction, so patients would only be able to reach the clinic from the main frontage, not through a residential neighborhood. If the city can do this for traffic flow, they can do similar things for bicycle routes.
No but Freiberg on the Rhine has some developments that do .. there is, as I understand ,
parking but its not directly in front of the building ..
New bike-friendly 'micro-apartments': 200 square feet and no car parking | BikePortland.org
So they aren't for 'homeowners' but they don't provide parking places for the apartment residents.
Can you provide a law that would prohibit me from using private dollars from developing what ever I would like in the US? If I want a car free community, I would use private dollars to purchase land that would be redeveloped into a private community. As a private community you can provide restrictions as long as you can sell others on that idea, and have them buy into the development. So unless you can provide me with a law in the US that prohibits private development for a specif population, I will stand by it can be done.
I am not a believer that the government is the only entity that can impact change. I would rather develop from scratch than spend 50 years trying to convince others to live with my life style choice.
I believe the current legal term in the US for a private community is GATED. READ
the car, thanks to the pay to play politics of how elections are run, got the US torn down and rebuilt
around driving in a privatized transportation product ..
or the Judge in finding the collusion of Standard Oil, Firestone and GM , in the Guilty judgement from the Bench
said "now rebuild it" instead of a slap on the wrist Microfine for destroying US public trolley systems in major cities
Immediately after WW2.. which was The bomb maker but not actually bombed in the war..
Europe Used the Marshall Plan funds after the same War to rebuild their Tram systems .
ist the Corruption of Money in the US political system infecting the whole scheme.
Wouldn't you want to be the co owner and managing partner in your job?
and the company that pays you?
Actual if you think it is a dream, thank you.
I would actually rather spend my time doing what I like to do. While others want to talk about subsidies and government money, I would rather work on a project that will be accomplished in five years, I just assume you have some type of plan and goal for yourself.
Once a goal is developed, it allows for a vision, which can be developed in both words and visual media. While I am not sure what you do, I know that once I can describe my idea and explain it in the language that the intended party uses I have a really high success rate. Yup I have a dream, like the individuals before me I have a dream that will allow for something different to be developed. I did not use weird or strange, I said different, and if you can not respect a difference in opinion on this. I will wish you a good year and may you find happiness in the same place you have always found it.
Freedom is also a dream and has been a focus for many books written over the years. Just remember that dreams are what actually count, because I would rather live to pursue my dream than live to the dream of my ancestors.
change is scary, exciting, and frustrating which is why I am looking forward to the next change.
Really is that all you can really come up with? Wow, I really had much higher expectations from you.
Just disappointing, but here's another really bad picture I took and would like to share with you, hope you understand.
Have a nice day.
I suspect that a car-free development could also have a host of people flocking to it, and I might just be one of them. However, it will have to be built in a region that has a culture in which people do not fear setting trends. I think that means Iowa and other flyover states won't see any such thing until long after you are gone.
If so, I guess anything is possible then in housing development trends with such an analysis.
Edit: The Village Homes in Davis that can be found on the Web does have streets with the homes on various cul-de-sacs and the owners do have auto access to their homes. What it doesn't have is sidewalks.
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Also, a guy on BF once mentioned that he lived in central Boston and had to pay to park at a structure a couple blocks from his apartment.
My point is, you keep saying that no "carfree" housing development could ever be commercially viable in America. But it looks to me like millions of people already live in carfree housing, and pay some of the highest rents in the country for that carfree privilege.
"Think Outside the Cage"
I did not describe Village Homes as a car-free development. I said that it introduced several novel features in a suburban housing development that many naysayers thought would cause it to fail. Rather than fail, it has been a longstanding success.
Those same sort of people who couldn't see the appeal of something like Village Homes (and likely didn't see any advantage to developing textiles, agriculture or housing of any sort in our species' past), can be found naysaying the notion of car-free developments today. Rational people will ignore them, as usual, and we will move on. Times change, People learn. Often, we apply what we learn and try new things. Some of them improve the human condition. Curmudgeons complain every step of the way and attempt to belittle those who articulate a better tomorrow. By all means, please continue to fill your role.