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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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So, What’s All This About?


Barry Watkins 11/6/2015 Our ultimate goal here at Walkable Brevard is to basically completely re-vamp the way we build things in our county. See, we’ve been doing it pretty much 180 degrees the wrong way since the mid-20th century with … Continue reading

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County OKs Viera Company’s request for more homes, fewer offices – VieraToday – July 2015


http://www.vieravoice.com/Viera-Daily-Blog/July-2015/County-OKs-Viera-Companys-request-for-more-homes-fewer-offices/ OR…zone mixed-use and allow the owners maximum flexibility! The SmartCode being adopted and applied here would allow this by right! The people of Brevard need to speak louder. We need to mandate that most new development in Brevard be … Continue reading

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SmartCode NOW! (Overcoming Some Misconceptions)


Barry Watkins 7/2/15 A few years ago, I became a huge fan of the SmartCode, the New Urbanist Model Land Development Code. I went to a 3-day workshop down in South Beach Miami. Andres Duany and his wife Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk … Continue reading

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A Walkable and Bikeable City in 2 Easy Steps!


2 Easy Steps to a Walkable and Bikeable City: 1) Adopt the SmartCode, 2) Do what it says! https://walkablebrevard.wordpress.com/why-we-desperately-need-the-smartcode/ #Brevard #Walking #Biking

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Newsflash: Traffic Engineer’s Manual Overestimates Traffic!


Study shows what we already knew: Traffic Engineer’s Manual greatly overestimates traffic for development!  How the ITE overestimates traffic | Better! Cities & Towns Online.  This causes government entities to require parking lots that are way too big, and over-engineered … Continue reading

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Move That Parking!


Parking, parking everywhere!  What is it doing for our built environment?  Nothing good!  A wise man said recently “Nobody ever came to a central city because there is parking there.” (Brent Toderian, “Focus on Cycling…”, The Press, 6/10/14).  I believe … Continue reading

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