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06/12/2007: "Wider Sidewalks, Better Life...."
Looks like Los Angeles, of all places, is taking its first concrete steps (yes, pun intended) towards making a city that has room for human beings who are not inside a car. The Los Angeles Downtown News reports:
When the city's Planning Commission released a fiery memorandum in April, under the banner "Do Real Planning," one concern rose to the top. "Demand a walkable city," read its first sentence.

That's easier said than done. Many officials praise so-called smart growth, yet few planning regulations mandate it.

But on Thursday, June 14, in a presentation before the Planning Commission, city planners will unveil how they intend to actualize that demand, starting with Downtown. It marks the first official report for a project charged with implementing widespread design changes to Downtown streets.
To read the entire article, go to: Paving the Way

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