walk, bike, ride: neighborhood evolving

One historical premise for American community planning in the first part of the twentieth century was the idea of “propinquity associations”–participation of neighbors in clubs and activities based on neighborhood proximity. As we rediscover the premise for the compact community, propinquity is often based on the alternate forms of transportation which bring neighbors to and from their homes.

Here, Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood shows the allure of a cycling association after dark.

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