• @salvor_hardin@lemmy.ml
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    41 year ago

    Majority of urban cities are designed with cars as the central requirement. And barely takes the human aspect in consideration, this one particularly is anprome aspect of that

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    21 year ago

    So they made the main streets a proper grid, and then put strange nonsensical snakes inside each of the huge blocks.

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      1 year ago

      And the saddest part is, if they wanted to, they could turn each of those squares into superblocks like what Barcelona did, without even changing the main street structure. They’re about 800 m each which is on the bigger side but still fairly walkable. But they’re all suburbs with single family detached houses so there’s no way you’re getting around without a car.

  • @Stoned_Ape@lemmy.ml
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    11 year ago

    If you mean the non-straight streets in the blocks: That’s how every road in Europe is made. This is not better for cars, this is better and nicer for humans. Cars are forced to drive slower that way.

    • @AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.mlOP
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      11 year ago

      The only issue is that those blocks are all single family detached housing, which is the worst possible type for walkability and non car dependence.

      • @Stoned_Ape@lemmy.ml
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        21 year ago

        Wow, I just took a look at a satelite map of that part of Vancouver. Holy hell… this is absolutely awful. Just houses and roads, almost no green, except for some trees that are captured in asphalt.

        This is indeed awful. I thought these are houses with gardens around them. :(

        • @AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.mlOP
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          21 year ago

          As always in North America, blame the HOAs and neighbourhood management companies for that. I’m sure plenty residents would love some gardens and trees. The notion that if you have a detached house you can do whatever you want with it is a complete and utter lie.