Access to the interior
From: Dahako (
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 07:36:33 -0600 (MDT)
Hi all -

Our group, Eno Commons, is working through a discussion about whether to put in 
a pedway that can support vehicle traffic or not. Our initial design shows a 
five foot wide walkway with no vehicle access, but we have a 20 foot easement 
to work with.  All of our homes face this easement (the site plan is posted at  

My questions are:

-If you are in a neighborhood without vehicle access to all of your units, how 
has this worked out for ambulance/fire/general-flashing-lights-and sirens 
access?  How does your group think about your choice?

-Again, if you do not have vehicle access to all units, have you made any 
special provisions for dealing with an foot/leg injured member in bad weather 
(we had this happen), piano/refrigerator delivery, moving in and out, and other 
heavy-lifting or special duty, but schedulable  transportation in and through 
the neighborhood?

-If you do have vehicle access through interior space, how has this worked out? 
 How are you dealing with kids?  What do we need to know if we choose to allow 
such access?

Thanks -

Jessie Handforth Kome
Eno Commons
Durham, NC
dahako [at]
Where the peas are done and the chard is coming in in the community garden.  
The kids are out of school and creating an elaborate maze looking structure in 
the big sand pile. And having a commons house is wonderful, but I no longer 
have the excuse of hosting meetings and community dinners to force me to clean 
my house.  

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