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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Aging boomers who can’t drive will be trapped in unwalkable cities of their own making [Grist]


Judging by how pedestrian-unfriendly the average American city has become, all our aging parents apparently enjoy being prisoners in their own homes, reports the AP. Because, oops: There comes a point when you can’t legally drive any longer. And if you depend on your car, that means you’ll have to … depend on your children instead. Fuck.
For those who don’t have built-in chauffers/gofers with 18 years of debt to pay off, though, it could be a matter of life and death.
[D]windling budgets in a tight economy have pushed communities to cut spending on delivering meals to the homebound and shuttling folks who can no longer drive to grocery stores and doctor’s offices.
[continue at grist.com] 

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