Audio: Less cars = more friends
Does less neighbourhood road traffic really mean more friends for residents?
IF THERE ARE LESS cars on the road in a neighbourhood, you'll have more friends. Don Applegate, an American planning scholar, put forward this theory in 1982 in his book Livable Streets.
Click here to listen to AG editor Ian Connellan discuss the theory in regards to Australian neighbourhood planning.
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