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CAR FREE - Why Health Requires Car Free Communities

Continuing the drafting of the forthcomingKindle book CAR FREE 71 Aphorisms 
Public health will improve if retrograde forces do not hamper current efforts to improve itBut as long as the car and highway culture ruleswe will have a society that tends toward the obese and indolentCar free communities would largely eliminate bothobesity and indolenceCar free communities would enable travel everywhere by footFor most walking unimpeded with no traffic to deal with is a pleasureFor those who wish to prolong life it approaches the necessaryA half hour walk daily is the new apple a day
I envision communities on four levelsin an eco-sufficient structure somewhat like a stadiumIt would contain all elements of a communityresidences workplaces shops businessespiazzas squares multiple kiosksLife would be structured to make the outside as enjoyable as one's own private spacesOne could walk unimpeded for milesalong interesting bywaysteeming with life but not over-crowdedThere would be places to …