Idea: Walkability

Jamin Kimmell over 2 years ago

The Twin Cities needs neighbordhoods that are compact and walkable and connected to transit. Sprawling neighborhoods and communities reduce mobility to one option - automotives - which drives up congestion, pollution and greenhouse has emissions. A connected city is one that you can walk through entire neighbordhoods that have a comfortable and supportive pedestrian infrastructure, and frequent transit connections so that a car is not necessary for every trip.

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David Greene over 2 years ago

See: Vancouver, BC

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Caroline x about 2 years ago

Important features of a walkable neighborhood to me are the businesses that I need to use like grocery, bank, hair place, and a bar or two and maybe a mailbox all within a 10-minute walk. It would be fine if that walk included tunnels and viaducts, but only if the walk is short.

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Carita Pias almost 2 years ago

St PAUL/Minneapolis have too many missing teeth  make it unattractive for people to walk.Retail areas such as tthe downtowns / Uptown/Grand Ave/Highland /DInkytown etc. Too many buildings were torn down for parking  Parking shoudl be in the rare With continous store front with no-space between them   streets will be attractive for  walking

.Eliminate blank windows and turn streets into 2 -way and narrow them where there are too wide.

Stop making the 2 inner cities into suburbs with stores parking infont of them.

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