Sunday, July 19, 2009

Carfree Town to be built in Kentucky

I will build a carfreetown in the golden triangle of Kentucky.

The town will have 3 major tenets.

  • It will be car free. People who cannot drive will be first class citizens.
  • It will be affordable. It won't be cost prohibitive for people who could benefit the most from a carfreetown.
  • Law & order will rule the day. People with special needs and the elderly are vulnerable populations. Crime will not be an issue in Carfreetown. Carfreetown will enable both of these groups to fully unleash their contributions to society.

The town will resemble European towns with commercial enterprises on the lower floors and residences on the upper floors. Public transportation routes will be incorporated into the town's design. While commercial (services, banking), retail and restaurant enterprises will be major components of the town, an important feature will be the manufacturing plants that will be on the outskirts of town. Also, agriculture and agricultural tourism will be important to many residents of the town and will be strongly supported.

The town will offer a high quality of life for ALL its residents.

Chris Noll, Founder, Carfreetown

4 comments:

Peter said...

i usually agree with sentiments expressed on this blog, but this post is scary. private streets? deal with troublemakers in a 'not too gentle manner'?

sounds like some coward libertarian nutjob wants to get his rocks off on brutalizing people. wouldn't be the first time.

but what do i know?

fpteditors said...

Yup, a little nutty. Some people are motivated chiefly by fear. What's amazing is how few fear the private auto, a real danger.

Chris.Noll said...

..."coward libertarian"

I would love to have public streets. But, I'm a realist. Punks and thugs have ruined America's cities. The appropriate authorities will do what law enforcement did at one time. Until, they were intimidated into allowing punks to roam free in large portions of our cities. After that, America's cities went downhill fast.

Lastly, I have no problem taking care of myself. My concern is the vulneralble populations that will benefit from carfreetown.

Anonymous said...

A car-free town! And in US!
That is marvellous.
When it is sadly true that the vehicles have taken the power in most modern towns, it's only fair to have car-free areas.
We wish you luck!

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