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Carson Perspective: Walkability as economic tool? Or pedestrian-friendly desperation?

Changing Carson Street downtown, which is aimed at luring pedestrians, stems from hopes that walkability will spur growth.The Carson City Board of Supervisors, which directed city staff to solidify plans, could eventually decide against proceeding with the plan as Supervisor John McKenna stressed at week’s end.A scaled-down plan to go to two lanes of traffic by re-striping street paint, speeding up micro-paving maintenance, tearing down wrought iron sidewalk fencing and allowing parallel parking isn’t the $12 million face-lift conceived earlier. Whether less is more, only time will tell.As luck would have it, an article from the Atlantic Cities, an urban …

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