Real estate developer Culdesac announced last week that it had broken ground in a new large-scale community development in Tempe, Arizona, that would be a car-free community, according tomedia CNET. Residents of the community who want to visit nearby friends can only choose to walk, share bicycles, scooters or other environmentally friendly options.
The community will have an area where you can call a car, where residents can rent a car if they need to travel further afield. For the vast majority of Americans, this is a completely different approach to the community of standard problems. Culdesac Tempe will accommodate 1,000 residents and promises to include restaurants, shopping centres and plenty of green space.
Culdesac claims there is no need to occupy road space and says more than half of the community’s land will be occupied by beautifying land, courtyards and other shared spaces. Even houses will take a new approach. The company says the entire community will have “bookable suites” when residents know about visits by friends or family members.
Culdesac said the first community would open in the autumn of 2020. The developer said it would focus on places like Denver, Dallas and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, to create more similar communities.