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"Poor planning and policy have made it impractical in many cities to conduct even simple trips without dependency on cars. The trend toward larger and larger stores, parks, schools and even churches eliminates the possibility of short trips. Our responses to these poor land use decisions include building wider and wider streets and intersections, further dividing towns. In some towns conditions are so extreme that children are bussed distances of less than 300 feet because they cannot safely cross primary streets. Many people get into their cars just to get to the store on the opposite side of the street. Our children are growing up dependent on their parents for almost all of their travel."



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