Thursday, July 10, 2008

Riding to client home, 20080710th1656

I'm riding north here approaching Jefferson Street. Saint Mary's Catholic Church can be seen ahead of me. I turned right on Jefferson and kept going east. One nice thing about Iowa City, and most college campus towns, is that one can ride a bicycle to get most anywhere. New Urbanism is an approach to urban planning and development that usually incorporates trails, parks, and the combination of business and residential spaces close together. This makes it possible to walk or ride a bike to get just about anywhere, and reduces the dependency on automobiles and the resulting noise and air pollution they produce.