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In Arizona, Culdesac, a $140 million temple housing development has decided not to permit residents from getting their own cars. Their idea behind doing this is to reduce pollution, traffic and pedestrian dangers caused by cars.
This housing board sits close to a path that connects the downtown temple, airport, and Arizona State University.
Instead of ‘no-cars’, they will make provisions such as scooters, bicycles and some ride-sharing cars. It also has plans to offer residents of the 636 apartment deals on light rail, buses, and rides with Uber or Lyft.
In this space, they look forward to building a food hall, communal fire pits, plazas, green space, and other amenities.
To make this car-free experiment possible the housing stock is well-positioned.
For this small city, Culdesac has planned its maintenance bright and big for a safer and better future. Further, they intend to expand this to other cities as well.
The plan for this project will be sent to the City Council on December 12th.
Chad Weaver, the community development director says this project will be sent to the City Council on 12th December.
He added once the building permit will be approved next year after they close on the property.
The developer feels this will reduce transportation costs. The staff hopes this step will be a great initiative in bringing down traffic.
By Neha Makhija