On 2008-04-04, kyle3054 <KyleSchuant@...
> Have there been other studies showing that neighbours in cul-de-sacs
> and dead ends are more likely to know one another than those on long
> I mean, it seems common sense that it'd be so, and perhaps it's
> already part of the carfree city design of the book... Anyway I
> thought it was interesting.=20
To me the reference designs seems to be a grid-oriented one,
albeit encouraging a more interesting non-rectangular grid.
However, buildings are situated in blocks around central
courtyards. Such a courtyard might form a community of sorts,
and the recycling bins could be shared between people located
around a courtyard instead of a street (perhaps located along a
semi-public path crossing the courtyard). It'd be interesting
to compare such a situation to the cul-de-sac one.
(As a side note, at my apartment building, I've found people
throwing regular waste and plastic bags in the bio-waste bin.
One can attribute not recycling and throwing everything in
the general waste bin as laziness and indifference, but this
seems sheer malice or illiteracy.)