Comment 101571

By mikeonthemountain (registered) | Posted May 23, 2014 at 12:43:36 in reply to Comment 101567

I agree that an organic transformation is a good way to do it.

To steer it toward happening, it still needs a firm vision from leadership that doesn't waver and change every few months.

If it was serious, I don't think a phased implementation would bother too many people. Adjust zoning rules (I'm looking at you, parking requirements). Build transit projects. Give commuters time to adjust. Gives business time to adjust, new business will open, new people will move to the area, it will happen organically over time anyway.

I agree that the addiction to current sprawl based layouts and travel is such that an abrupt cold turkey would cause painful withdrawal.

I see merits and drawbacks to both cold-turkey and phased approaches. The key in both styles is to have a vision and stick with it. Then it can come to fruition before the heat death of the universe.

Comment edited by mikeonthemountain on 2014-05-23 12:46:12

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