Category Archives: Walkability

The sorry state of neighborhood design in America: a mother writes

Article Link: The sorry state of neighbourhood design in America: a mother writes I am German, have lived in the US for 18 years and have raised three children here. I very much miss the German way of being able to … Continue reading

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Wheeling adopts plan for improving walking, biking and access to transit

Definite signs of a community which has places worth walking and biking to, which values them, and wants to make a good situation even better! The folks over at the Active Transportation Alliance tell us what’s happening in Wheeling IL: … Continue reading

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Hey Dude… where’s our Downtown?

At a recent event held as part of the Round Lake Beach 75th Anniversary Celebration, I was partnered with a former RLB mayor. As volunteers, we were both scheduled to staff a given check-point/display for 4½ hours. As a long-time … Continue reading

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Now coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place

“Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place” “Demand for walkable urban space extends beyond city centers to suburbs; why is there an urbanization of the suburbs? Some baby boomers want to sell their large suburban houses and move to a walkable … Continue reading

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Oh goody, another “drive-thru”…

Well, it’s probably better than finding out that another business “went under” or left town: Panera Bread Round Lake Beach Drive-Thru Now Open! On Wednesday, November 9, the Panera Bread® Round Lake Beach bakery-café celebrated the opening of their new … Continue reading

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Sources: Sprawl Repair Manual

One of the pre-eminent experts in suburban redevelopment, Galina Tachieva is the author of the “Sprawl Repair Manual“: We’ll be using it as one of our main references in the coming months because “Perception is Reality“! One of the aspects of dealing … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Suburbia…

… can be felt in small-town America. Just sit on a bench in downtown Round Lake Beach for a half-hour some evening… sit and watch. ——————————————————————— James Howard Kunstler calls suburban sprawl “the greatest misallocation of resources the world has … Continue reading

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Let’s start with a walk…

So much I could say about “walking”, but none of it said as well as this gentleman. Now, what to do about walkability issues in Round Lake Beach… THAT we’ll have PLENTY to talk about! Walking and walkable neighborhoods in-and-of … Continue reading

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