[LMB] Re: OT: Cars. etc.

House of Unruly Fish carosue at centurytel.net
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 23:43:25 -0700

Hi Scott, and all!

>IMAO, modern America is nearly incapable of designing new living areas
>that do NOT require a car!

I can chime in with another one.  Denver's airport used to be 
Stapleton.  It was started as a wartime air base, and was just down the 
road (literally) from Fitzsimmon's, a noted military hospital.  That's 
where they took President Eisenhower when he had his heart attack.

Anyway, the city grew around it until it was both a noise hazard and not 
too safe.  So they built DIA, way out in the boonies.  But instead of 
piecing out the land Stapleton stood on, it has been turned into a planned 
community that discourages auto traffic.  There are sidewalks and bike 
paths galore, schools and office buildings and businesses and homes of all 
types, and a nature preserve.  It's really quite neat, and if I won the 
lotto, I would buy a condo there just to have a place to crash when I came 
up to Denver.  In my plane, which I would also buy and learn to fly.

Susan the Neon Nurse

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