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Susan Brooks

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How do we fix the sprawl?

I'm from Houston. Actually, just outside Houston, but near enough to it to make my point. I live in the suburbs. My city is very spawled. Once a city has already been built around the need of a car, how would/could that town "fix" the infrastructure to allow it to be more walkable? What's the first step? Who do I need to talk to in my local government to try to get these changes made?

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  • Nov 7 2013: In Pittsburgh Pa. the Roberto Clemente Bridge is closed to vehicular traffic on Pirates' and Steelers' game days, providing a pedestrian route to Point State Park,PNC Park and Heinz Field. This is a great feature as it eases some of the traffic congestion. Architectural lighting was added in 2002 and it's also the location for fireworks on Light Up Night.

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