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Residents of Suburb Designed Around Transit Don't Want It, Say It Offers "No Benefit"

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Image Credit Dan Reed As Kaid Benfield notes, it is getting harder to tell reality from The Onion. Here is the bucolic New Urbanist community of Kings Farm, outside of Washington DC. It won all kinds of design awards for being "designed around a light rail line linking the town center to the subway station. Similar to Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, the light rail will be built along the principal boulevard. The town square, town center neighborhood and the office neighborhood are located along this street and mark the proposed stops on the rail line." Except it won't. The residents don't want it, and complain about "the effect construction will have on traffic, parking, pedestrian safety and buildings." ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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