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Understanding why Upper Northwest DC residents don't buy into the sustainability mobility paradigm

Biking Elsewhere[B' Spokes: The opening is great and worth considering everywhere.]
By Richard Layman, Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

If I were to think of the ideal circumstances for being able to live without "having" to own a car it would include the following:

- living about 3/4 mile maximum from a subway station, but 1 mile is acceptable (a 15 to 20 minute walk;
- living no more than six blocks from a decent bus line (frequent service to key destinations), a 1/4 mile (3 blocks) is better (this is the distance that RideOn shoots for in Montgomery County);
- living within 1.5 miles of a full line grocery store, preferably with direct transit service (interestingly WMATA doesn't list grocery stores on their maps);
- living within 1.0 mile of a decent neighborhood commercial district, including pharmacy, hardware, some restaurants that you are happy to patronize more than once, and some other shops including, ideally barber shop/hair salon, dry cleaners, and a post office;

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