Monday, September 10, 2012

From The Province
Communities Began with Transit

"There was a wonderful sense of what a street has," said Beasley. "It had a food store, a drugstore, a liquor store. It usually had day-to-day services that people need, such as dry-cleaning, shoe repair, and it has the thing people really like, the places to socialize. The cafés, the bars, the restaurants.

"For that to happen, you need enough people in the area to support those things. You need at least 10,000 between a five-and seven-minute walk, and it's better when it approaches 20,000. And you need to have the social and community infrastructure as well. If you would ask people to draw their ideal neighbourhood, they would draw that."

— Larry Beasley

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