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Re: [carfree_cities] forwarded message regarding Park Ave.

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  • Jym Dyer
    http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2007/08/what-are-cities.html =v= As you can see, that Park Ave. was, quite literally, a park. A similar effort was right
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 24, 2007
      http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/2007/08/what-are-cities.html

      =v= As you can see, that Park Ave. was, quite literally, a park.
      A similar effort was right across the river in Brooklyn, Ocean
      Parkway, which was a landscaped stretch of road leading from
      Prospect Park to the ocean, and also the home of the first bike
      path in the U.S. (The path is still there, now multi-use, but
      it's not all that safe or pleasant.)

      =v= Car domination has screwed up both of these streets, and
      done havoc to the language as well. In the U.S. a "parkway"
      is now something for cars, and it might not have anything
      green or otherwise parklike associated with it. We've taken
      to using the word "greenway" for carfree routes.
      <_Jym_>
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