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2018-07-11 04:17:26 PM  
CVS achieves this, first and foremost, by occupying prime locations, often at prominent intersections, and then placing their stores well back from the street behind parking lots. That's a signal to those driving by that there's convenient room to pull in, but for anyone walking by it's restrictive and unappealing.

That part is quite true in my neighborhood. I'm a walker (and a Walker) and I have to cut thru bushes just to get a direct path to the CVS. Otherwise I have to follow the same path cars do, which adds unnecessary time to my walk. They don't make it easy for pedestrians.

Red line = How I get there from the corner
Blue line = How CVS expects you to get there from the corner

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2018-07-11 04:27:33 PM  
Everybody does that.  Worse yet, to get into a parking spot you generally have to drive past the entrance where people are coming in and out to get to the parking lot rather than enter in a far corner of the lot and let you park without being caught up in pedestrian traffic.
 
2018-07-11 04:41:33 PM  

Walker: CVS achieves this, first and foremost, by occupying prime locations, often at prominent intersections, and then placing their stores well back from the street behind parking lots. That's a signal to those driving by that there's convenient room to pull in, but for anyone walking by it's restrictive and unappealing.


How many walkers are there at intersections of major thoroughfares?
 
2018-07-11 05:02:56 PM  

Walker: CVS achieves this, first and foremost, by occupying prime locations, often at prominent intersections, and then placing their stores well back from the street behind parking lots. That's a signal to those driving by that there's convenient room to pull in, but for anyone walking by it's restrictive and unappealing.

That part is quite true in my neighborhood. I'm a walker (and a Walker) and I have to cut thru bushes just to get a direct path to the CVS. Otherwise I have to follow the same path cars do, which adds unnecessary time to my walk. They don't make it easy for pedestrians.

Red line = How I get there from the corner
Blue line = How CVS expects you to get there from the corner

[img.fark.net image 710x754]


Don't ignore the impact the one busy-body on the planning commission has to hide any commercial building behind a required wall of plants.
 
2018-07-11 05:05:29 PM  
This is true of pretty much any stucco retail box. Whether it's Walmart or a fast food franchise.
 
2018-07-11 05:46:07 PM  
This just in: American infrastructure is set up for automobiles and shuns pedestrians.

/Yes, it's sad
//It's also shiatty for your health
///Walk more anyway
 
2018-07-11 06:28:19 PM  
Holy crap. The rod up that guys ass has a rod up its ass.
 
2018-07-11 06:44:00 PM  
What's wrong with trampling the plants in your way?
 
2018-07-11 06:54:57 PM  
FFS get a damned .life
 
2018-07-11 07:11:42 PM  

Walker: CVS achieves this, first and foremost, by occupying prime locations, often at prominent intersections, and then placing their stores well back from the street behind parking lots. That's a signal to those driving by that there's convenient room to pull in, but for anyone walking by it's restrictive and unappealing.

That part is quite true in my neighborhood. I'm a walker (and a Walker) and I have to cut thru bushes just to get a direct path to the CVS. Otherwise I have to follow the same path cars do, which adds unnecessary time to my walk. They don't make it easy for pedestrians.

Red line = How I get there from the corner
Blue line = How CVS expects you to get there from the corner

[img.fark.net image 710x754]


Is that a set of steps going from the store down to the sidewalk?
 
2018-07-12 12:44:08 AM  
I once took a Taco Bell through planning. One of the junior planners comments was, "it is very car centric", whereupon the planning director looked a little bewildered and said, "yeah, it is drive thru restaurant next to an interstate, what would you expect?"

That saved me some effort in having to write a formal response.

Some planners....
 
2018-07-12 10:12:46 AM  

This text is now purple: Walker: CVS achieves this, first and foremost, by occupying prime locations, often at prominent intersections, and then placing their stores well back from the street behind parking lots. That's a signal to those driving by that there's convenient room to pull in, but for anyone walking by it's restrictive and unappealing.

How many walkers are there at intersections of major thoroughfares?


Nobody walks because everything is designed for cars. Until zoning and building codes start forcing businesses to be sited and designed with pedestrians in mind it's a vicious cycle of promoting a car-based society.
 
2018-07-12 11:49:33 AM  

BigBurrito: I once took a Taco Bell through planning. One of the junior planners comments was, "it is very car centric", whereupon the planning director looked a little bewildered and said, "yeah, it is drive thru restaurant next to an interstate, what would you expect?"

That saved me some effort in having to write a formal response.

Some planners....


My man.
 
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