Thursday, March 10, 2011

Everybody Drives

I'm occasionally reminded of how lucky we are to live in a city like San Francisco that has sidewalks, inadequate though many may be, on pretty much every street:
Pulte Homes, one of the nation's largest builders, says sidewalks aren't a given in all communities, although it has seen an uptick in localities requiring them to be. Active communities for the over-55 set and "move-up" buyers, meaning growing families, will very likely get sidewalks, says Pulte spokeswoman Valerie Dolenga. "Where you won't see it is in multifamily and entry-level buyers," she says.
Read the full article at the Wall Street Journal online.

1 comment:

twelveonestravels said...

Once, roads/streets were for everybody. I think that sidewalks aren't necessary for streets with light traffic. I think for most drivers, if they are driving on a street with a sidewalk, they pay less attention on the road because of the barrier of sidewalk and street. They drive slower, pay more attention, refrain from using a cell phone, and are constantly scanning the road.
I really doubt that people will walk more because the suburb they live in, miles away from where they work and have a social life, has a sidewalk.