Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Cow wonders when or if gasoline prices will curtail the continual spread of towns into forest, and perhaps revive the idea of a walkable neighborhood....

Wouldn't that be nice?



Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

The foot scooter and roller skates may also become more common. Ms Cow better wear shin pads!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

It would be exceptionally nice! Unfortunately, I suspect if anything it will just make the towns expand so they can incorporate more public transportation. Personally, I'd rather walk.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Watercolor said...

I would indeed.

6:55 PM  
Blogger From the Doghouse said...

For starters, I'd be happy if they just started adding sidewalks again.

7:07 AM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Cow is definitely in favor of sidewalks and walkies.

Foot scooters and roller skates are now on Cow's want list.


8:03 AM  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

We have much more expensive gasoline than our friends in the States but that doesn't stop our politicians, big retail companies and public transport operators carrying on with their plan to make any and all public services, shops or utilities accessible only by long car journey.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

For that to happen, the quality of public inner-city schools must improve.
Among other things.
Like fear of getting shot while you're attending a Memorial Day cookout at the neighbors'.

6:43 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Kevin: Cow has heard of the continental gasoline prices, along with the lorry/truck blockades.

Cow thinks the role of city planning in situating things so far from each other isn't being recognized.

Sandi: Cow agrees fear is a powerful motivator. Probably the MOST powerful. Cow's only answer is: increase Topiary.

That fixes everything, right?


6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hail, hail the walkable neighborhood/village center!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Baba Doodlius said...

I am left to wonder how you can manage to walk, skate, or scooter around with your feet rooted to the soil. Please enlighten.

1:31 PM  

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