Calculating Deck Park's Return on Investment (And, Bonus, a Road Trip Through Texas)
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Patrick thinks that an "outlandish claim," but criticisms are constructive. He's an urban designer; he wants it to work. He makes many points and raises myriad questions; those fer and agin the deck park should take a look. Not to spoil anything, but toward the end of his piece he writes:
Think about this: how do you walk from the Ritz to the American Airlines Center?It's a good read with which to begin your Friday. So too, on a vaguely related note, is Jim Atkinson's piece for the Sunday New York Times Travel section about a stretch of road I think we can all get behind: U.S. 281, especially the 300 miles from Glen Rose to San Antonio. Writes the frequent traveler up and down that stretch, "It invariably delivers those three staples of great road tripping: revisiting a favorite old haunt, seeing something you've been meaning to see for years and discovering something new." And now you've got your weekend plans.
Possible answers: Are you crazy? Walk? /quizzical look I just drive or cab Umm, I have no idea
The distance is little more than a 1/4 mile, but perceptually it might as well be miles away. All of these roads (Field, Akard, Cedar Springs, etc.) deliver traffic to other parts of the Metroplex but function as barriers to connectivity locally. If great cities are built on a foundation of great neighborhoods, wrecking areas for the sake of others further out is anti-city.