|Re: Parking issues||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Stephen Hawthorne (hawthornacpub.duke.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 27 Jul 94 08:38 CDT|
Blue Heron is still at the site plan stage, so we don't have any real life experience in *this* community re parking. We, too, plan to be mostly pedestrian oriented and have been able to be exempt from the county ordinances regarding roads and curbs, etc, because we are a coop and own the land as a corporation. The county ordinances apply to subdivisions, which we are not. We intend to have driveup access to all houses, which will happen of necessity during construction in order to bring in trucks with concrete, etc., but to limit daily auto usage of the small lanes as much as possible. We are considering using electric golf carts within the community for transporting groceries and so forth from the main parking areas to individual houses. My personal experience with golf carts comes from spending time on Bald Head Island off the NC coast. The only access to the island is by ferry and there are no cars on the island (other than construction crew vehicles. Every house has a golf cart and it is extraordinary how easy it is to live without an automobile. Most of our public places in America have been designed for auto rather than pedestrian usage and the visual, psychological and environmental impact is devastating. I hope you are able to keep your community pedestrian oriented. Stephen Hawthorne Blue Heron Farm Chatham County, NC
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