Re: A new American City
- Hello all
I'm in Ottawa too. Unfortunately not car free, but hopefully so in
the near future.
Rode the O train Tuesday.
--- In carfree_cities@y..., "Boileau,Pierre [NCR]"
> Hi Bill,you are a
> The unfortunate thing about Toronto (metropolitan that is) is that
> minority amongst millions who struggle daily to make sense of theirhttp://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
> addiction to the car.
> I live in Ottawa, carfree.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Robb [mailto:bill937ca@y...]
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 6:52 PM
> To: carfree_cities@y...
> Subject: Re: [carfree_cities] A new American City
> --- jdoorman1@h... wrote:
> > Let's build a new city. I want to live in a city
> > where i don't have to
> > buy gas to get around.
> I want to jump on the train
> > and get wisked
> > away to the movie theater at night, and wisked to
> > work in the
> > morning.
> I live in a city where it is possible to live without
> a car (and many people do). I have a downtown condo
> without a parking spot. I have a driver's license but
> don't own a car. The subway is two blocks away.
> Commuter trains and VIA Rail trains are six blocks
> away. I have a 24 hour super market a block away, and
> the supermarket does not have any surface parking.
> Theatres, stadiums and shopping are just a short walk
> A streetcar line running every 2 minutes in rush hour
> takes me to work and home again. And the streetcar
> ride is the best part of my morning. There is a
> parallel streetcar line four blocks north.
> The streets are walkable. Sidewalks are largely free
> of curb cuts and free of drive throughs. Walking is
> enjoyable, healthy and a great way to get around.
> I live in Toronto.
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