11808Every is starting to get the picture
- Apr 29, 2010Even little old farragut, TN, is getting it. From a recent article
in the local paper;
> “We have developed a mentality of looking at developments andRead the entire article:
> incorporating the pedestrian and bicycle needs,” Shipley said.
> “So you’ve got not just a facility to run errands or go to church
> or school; you’ve got a sense of community,” he added.
> But that doesn’t mean Farragut’s pedestrian and bicyclist network
> is complete.
> The Town still needs to close both small and large gaps in the
> network, as well as improve commuting opportunities to make them
> “If we’re going to develop a really connective community, we have
> to come up with ways to cross these huge roadways,” Shipley said,
> citing the massive widths of parts of Kingston Pike or Campbell
> Station Road.
> Kingston Pike, he said, “is a barrier to most people” who walk, run
> or ride bikes and separates the Town into two pieces."
> Shipley also talked about “complete streets,” or streets that are
> constructed to accommodate all modes of transportation from the get-
> “You provide for the automobile, you provide for the bicyclists and
> for the pedestrians,” Shipley said.
> Such streets often include bike paths, sidewalks, greenways,
> crosswalks, raised medians, turn lanes, landscaping and wide
> buffers separating pedestrians and bicyclists from vehicle traffic.
> “This is an active, live street … that invites use. There is no sea
> of asphalt … you almost make it park-like,” Shipley said.
> “These are the streets of the future,” he added