Today, I felt like taking a walk towards the city to see the routes and what kind of things our future residents and stakeholders would encounter. It’s not the safest or prettiest walk and it took me 9 miles and 3 hours to reach the closest coffeehouse (one that has food and wifi). This is acceptable.
What I can’t accept is that I saw no other people on the sidewalks or paths for the entire 9 miles. This was a beautiful sunny Saturday too. Folks, this is a symptom of ‘sprawl development’.
I’m excited to say that Austin Live|Work is innovating on ways to defeat sprawl so that we can enjoy more independent yet connected networks. Stay tuned!