|Parking issues||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Nancy Wight (wightwal.hp.com)|
|Date: Wed, 27 Jul 94 07:50 CDT|
I would like to know how other existing cohousing groups have handled parking. This continues to be a thorny issue in our group. In our programming sessions, we decided that there would be a pedestrian zone, into which no cars could enter (except for moving in, large deliveries or if someone is temporarily disabled). Those people who felt they needed parking at their house for whatever reason could pick from a number of houses on one side of the site plan that had drive-up parking. The problem is, there is one fewer house with parking than there are people who want them (I believe we have 11 out of 24 houses with drive-up parking). This is causing great pain because some of the families feel so strongly about this that they would leave the group if they didn't have drive-up parking. My question is, once people move in, do people really find it a problem to have to walk to their cars? The distances in our community vary from about 75 to 350 feet and we plan to build or buy carts for people to carry their kids and groceries. Keep in mind we have 7 months of winter here and last year's was abominable. I, personally, have been looking forward to a car free environment around my house, and having to spend 45 seconds outdoors walking through my community to get to my car, but I wonder if I'm being foolish and after a year I'll hate it. - Nancy -- New View Neighborhood Development, Acton, MA wight [at] wal.hp.com (soon to be changed due to new contract)
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