Blog focusing on town planning and architecture in Maine.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Can Your Kids Walk To Practice?
Can your kids walk to soccer practice? If they can't then you may be the victim of poor planning. A properly planned town would have neighborhoods with playing fields that are a 5 minute walk for your children. These fields should be extensive enough to handle the day to day practice schedules of your children. If not, you are forced by poor planning to burn fossil fuel, avoid the exercise of walking, rearrange your work schedule, baby your growing and maturing kids, and avoid creating local green space and the budget for it's maintenance.
How about community gardens? Can you walk to yours and can you get to one within a 5 minute walk?
It's yours and my life and we deserve proper community space.