WTF!!! I just pre-approved my credit card for $50 to fill up my little Fiat 500 and the pump stopped before the tank was full!! Are you kidding me? Must be the summer fuel prices again. What does it cost to fill a 3/4 ton pick-up these days?
Who wants to join me and put an end to this extortion by designing and lobbying for more compact communities where walking and cycling is actually a real option? Smaller & denser, complete communities are the answer, where using painted bike lanes to commute or to go visiting another community is a choice, not a requirement of simply existing.
So, I am thinking about starting to host design “salons” in my office design theatre for all those interested in creating the built environment of their future, or at least generating ideas about what they would like to see the developers and investors and newcomers to the Comox Valley consider when planning their projects. Some early ideas for session themes are:
- The new hospital precinct – what should the area around the new Hospital be like? Some would argue that is should be located at the center of an efficiently engineered freeway system while others see an opportunity to leverage this huge investment to created a wonderful, liveable and walkable community.
- Healthy Main Streets – Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland – what are the factors and conditions that contribute to the health of Main Streets in towns. How can we fix the problem issues?
Let me know if you are interested at [email protected] and I will start a list.