Las Catalinas - (Nearly) Car Free town under development in Costa Rica
- I wanted to make this group aware of a project I am working on in
Costa Rica. It is intended to be a seaside resort town. There is a
public road that passes through the town, which will have vehicles.
But beyond that our intention is to make it largely car-free. New
Urbanist designers and architects have been very much involved in the
work to date. Frankly from their point of view I am rather extreme
in my anti-car tendencies! Anyway I thought that you in this group
might find the project of interest and might have some thoughts to
offer. I hope that we can create quite a remarkably wonderful place
here. And the fact that it is a resort town, rather than a regular
work-a-day town, I believe gives us some extra degrees of freedom in
trying some things (such as restrictions on car use)that would be
harder to do in another setting.
We don't have an real website up yet but I created a little site here
where you can find some basic information:
We also have a work-group site where we carry on some interesting
discussions about various design issues. That one is password
protected so if you have an interest in getting access there let me
Managing Member, Las Catalinas
PS - I don't use my yahoo account for email so better to post here if
you want to get in touch with me.