We want to inspire your legs.
“Can a ten-year-old on a bike get from home to school, to the park and to the store?” That’s the top criteria for a well-designed community according to renowned urban planner Peter Calthorpe. A walkable community is a more convenient community, where things like schools and parks and maybe your office are closer to your home. It’s also a healthier community, where more people spend more time walking or biking and less time stressed out in traffic.
Peter Calthorpe created the overall plan for Mesa del Sol. And he’ll tell you that while the idea of a walkable community is simple, actually creating such a community is not. Here are some of the design features that will allow people to walk and bike in Mesa del Sol … and may actually inspire them to do so: