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This would attach people from the suburbs to move back into the city.
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I like this: Install bike racks near the entrances or set a safe distance off the street. Excellent idea for the new Publix being built.
I would be afraid putting too many regulations on developers would cause them to look elsewhere to build. Decatur is starting to make improvements to their town, with the mellow mushroom and the rumored Bass Pro Shop, and if it's easier to go over there, they just might.
I don't understand why you would think that more strip malls on the astroid belt of a city will be sustainable in say 20 years. There are already far to many dead malls and far to much underachieving asphalt littering the cityscape. Walkability and bike access are sustainable as long as there are people.
There are many people with cars that will drive a good distance to frequent a Bass Pro Shop. There are many people much smarter than I that found Decatur to be a good location for their shop. In my small-world view of things, If I am a developer and one city it making me incur all these extra costs with specific regulations, it will look very appealing setting up shop in a potentially growing economy without costly regulations. It's not a personal attack on bicycles or being healthy.
This would be a great idea for the downtown area and Five points.
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