Green Streets

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The Tyee has a great article on getting rid of a few parking spots to make our streets more attractive. You can find it here:

http://thetyee.ca/Views/2008/03/26/GreenStreets/

The author, Ruben Anderson, makes the point that public on street parking is a huge subsidy to drivers – stating that each public spot on a street in Vancouver is worth $25,000.

Adding small gardens to streets is a great idea to unite cyclists, gardeners and pedestrians. Too often these groups are working by themselves and are pushed aside for the “rights of the motoring public”. Perhaps these groups working together, with residents of streets who are tired of fast traffic and car centric planning could make some changes to our streets to make them more productive (see article for mention of food production), attractive and people friendly.

John.

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