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Posted by  Peter on October 14, 2002 at 19:18:05:

In Reply to:  Re: Our Public places are deserted!!! posted by steve on October 14, 2002 at 10:22:49:

It is how it is designed plus the tyranny of the automobile. In Ciudad Oaxaca the town square is almost all closed to traffic. It is a great place to be any day and... it is the focus of events every weekend. In the U.S. You find that people do not want to be in places that are designed for car traffic not for people. An exception would be squares in towns such as Sonoma and Healdsburg. These are lush parks with slow moving traffic parking and shops on all sides. In another contrast the central areas of the state capitol of California are fairly dead on weekends--except at the mall. Neighborhood parks, when well appointed draw people but the downtown will not necessarily be attractive. Leisure time is also used up in events and needs. No time to make the paseo.

 
 
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