Would you live in a car-free community? | The Tylt

Would you live in a car-free community?

A new neighborhood is slated to break ground in Tempe, Arizona in 2020, but one element will be glaringly absent—cars. Culdesac is billing itself as "the first car-free neighborhood built from scratch in the U.S.," and the 1000-person community will prioritize its residents through convenience all the while minimizing its carbon footprint. Advocates are hailing Culdesac and similar car-free cities as the wave of the future, but others just don't believe it can work. Would you sign up to be a resident? 

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From increased health benefits and community cohesion to positive environmental impact, there's a long list of perks to living in a neighborhood devoid of automobiles, especially when said neighborhood was designed having the absence of cars in mind. Culdesac hopes its Tempe community will be but the first of many nationwide, inspiring more and more people to ditch their wagons in favor of urban plans that focus on accessibility and low-emission public transport (think light rails). And considering that ride-share vehicles such as Lyft and Uber will still be allowed to operate within certain community areas, you'll never need a designated driver ever again. 

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Much like the concept of driverless and flying cars, the vision of car-free urban centers nationwide is a long-shot. Data from recent surveys cite that "cities that aren’t car-dependent remain rare, with only 14 of the 794 jurisdictions reviewed registering less than one vehicle per household." Also, many drivers can't help but prioritize the value of freedom and independence that owning a car brings—with a turn of the ignition key, you can literally get outta dodge and experience a complete change of scenery. And let's not even start talking about that new-car scent! The utopia of car-free communities sounds great on paper, but it can't compare to the feeling of hitting the open road with your windows down. 

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