Sunday, September 26, 2004

Back-Alley Shananigans

Despite the best efforts of city bureaucrats to the contary, residential neighbourhoods and laneways are not mutually-exclusive. In fact, laneways are becoming hot again in academic circles as we grapple with ways to deal with the impending GTA barrage. Lane houses have been thrown about as one possible solution.

Often chided as dirty and dangerous, laneways play a critical role by removing resident and delivery vehicles off the streets and front lawns and into the rear. Less curb cuts mean better streetscapes as cars and garage doors are put out back.

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