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Welcome to the USA's first car-free neighbourhood

Welcome to Culdesac, the first car-free neighbourhood in the USA. The 17-acre development, once a car body shop and derelict buildings, has redefined the American living experience. As the sun-drenched desert city of Phoenix bakes in the harsh climate, Culdesac is an experiment that invites residents to experience life without cars, promoting a walkable, human-scale community that is a rarity in the USA.
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With its first 36 residents moving in earlier this year and plans to accommodate around 1,000 people when the 760 units are completed by 2025, Culdesac stands out in a nation where car ownership is a norm.
Residents here have no parking for cars, and the community is designed to encourage a walkable lifestyle, offering amenities like grocery stores, restaurants and yoga studios within the neighbourhood.
In many US cities, neighbourhoods that emphasize walkability exist but often come with a steep price tag due to their allure and resistance to new apartment developments. The $170 million Culdesac project, led by co-founders Ryan Johnson and Jeff Berens, demonstrates that walkable neighbourhoods can be built successfully in the US. during the 2020s.
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Their inspiration? European cities and Mediterranean-inspired architecture, with buildings clustered closely together to create inviting courtyards and pedestrian pathways. This design encourages social interaction and offers relief from the desert's scorching sun. As temperatures soar outside, the shaded paseos remain comfortable, providing a stark contrast to the blistering pavement common in many American communities.
While Culdesac is a rarity in the United States, its success suggests the potential for a shift in American urban living, promoting a more interconnected and environmentally friendly approach.






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  • Gorffly mokua

    36 w

    This is fantastic! Such commitments💚💚

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Peter Kamau

        36 w

        Reducing the carbon footprints is very welcome

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        • Esther Wanjiku

          36 w

          Amazing developments to reduce our carbon footprint

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          • Videlis Eddie

            37 w

            this is awesome it shows that we can really survive in a car free world

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            • Rashid Kamau

              37 w

              Creativity of the highest level in matter climate.

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                37 w

                It's a great move and it lowers carbon emissions

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                • walter lungayi

                  37 w

                  Creating a car-free neighborhood not only promotes a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle but also encourages a sense of community and walkability. It's a step towards reducing pollution, traffic congestion, and improving overall quality of life. I hope this concept inspires more cities to explore similar ideas and prioritize pedestrian-friendly environments.

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                  • Munene Mugambi

                    37 w

                    An interesting aspect of living that may be worth exploring for other places as well

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                    • Edwin wangombe

                      37 w

                      This is awesome... It shows that we can survive without personal cars that increase emissions

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                      • rosebellendiritu

                        37 w

                        @edwin_wangombe there are others more sustainable means

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                        • CHRIS NGATIA

                          37 w

                          @rosebellendiritu yeah I agree with you ... Those people can opt to use EV cars

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          37 w

                          This is super creative, this will eventually reduce carbon emissions footprint and create a more sustainable future encouraging walking.

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