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Yes, It’s A Design Problem


Barry Watkins, 01 May 2017 I went down to Palm Bay and made some observations the other day at the scene of the fatal collision where 10 yr old Odyssey Charter School student Ander Grooms was killed while bicycling home … Continue reading

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Un-Sprawling Brevard Pt 2: Walkable Villages


Barry Watkins, 15 Apr 2017 We live in sprawlville. People die here. http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/05/child-bicycle-struck/100082066/ But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can un-sprawl! The sprawl development pattern has been the default way of building things for decades in the … Continue reading

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Un-Sprawling Brevard – Part 1: Small Blocks


by Barry Watkins, Feb 18, 2017 Smart Growth America’s most recent “Dangerous by Design” report ranks Brevard county as the #2 most dangerous place for pedestrians in the entire US!! Here’s an article with some of the highlights: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/01/report-brevard-county-ranked-no-2-in-the-nation-for-most-hazardous-area-for-pedestrians/ Is … Continue reading

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It’s All About The Codes!


Transformations like in the above picture are what Walkable Brevard is working for around here. Good coding in our county and all of our cities will transform sprawl places into walkable and livable places. It’s all about the codes! Anyone … Continue reading

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EGAD!


Walkable Brevard is doing a walkability study of Eau Gallie Arts District. Please feel free to participate and give us your impressions of EGAD. Tell us what you love about EGAD that you wouldn’t want to change, and also give … Continue reading

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We’re Building a Walkable Community in Brevard


We’re building a walkable community in #Brevard! Come out to our project update meeting Tue. 2/23, 7:30pm in Rockledge to find out more. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walkable-brevard-project-update-tickets-22023429671 http://www.twitter.com/scwalkablecomm, facebook.com/groups/scwalkablecomm

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How To Build A Bus Shelter


Jim Liesenfelt of Space Coast Area Transit sent us some information on how to build bus shelters. We don’t need SCAT’s permission to do it, we just need to get a plan approved by the city or county depending on … Continue reading

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