Original post made by Anon on Sep 19, 2012
on Sep 19, 2012 at 8:02 am
I agree. Big new developments must be required to provide safe sidewalks near the projects (that connect to nearby business districts and schools). They should also be required to provide safe bike lanes or bike paths connecting the developments to other parts of the city. Car-only developments are a shame.
on Sep 19, 2012 at 10:15 am
Anon: If the developers of these projects widen the sidewalks, they have to reduce the size of the building. That means less space to rent out and therefore less profit for the investors. Also, wider sidewalks cost more to build.
Please be satisfied that they aren't building these developments in our neighborhoods, and let it go.
on Sep 21, 2012 at 11:10 am
Yes, lets all work for more profits for billionaire developers!
Great Plan, Eileen!
Actually Judith Wasserman on the ARB wants narrower sidewalks too.
Great Plan Judith!