Tuesday, May 12, 2009
a car-free suburb
The most e-mailed article in today's New York Times profiles Vauban, a car-free suburb outside of Freiburg, Germany. As one resident stated in the article, In German Suburb, Life Goes On Without Cars, "When I had a car, I was always tense. I'm much happier this way." Others say that what they like best about their community is that it is a better place to raise their kids. "With no cars on the streets, many residents call Vauban a children's paradise, where youngsters wander from a young age in safety."