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Walkability in our Home Town

Yesterday, I absent-mindedly clicked on a link leading me to a list of 9 communities named “Walk Friendly Communities” by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC).  I was pleasantly surprised to find our own small home town suburb making the cut!  The designation is given to communities that have actively demonstrated their devotion to walkability through policies, plans, and programs.

Shorewood in part makes the cut due to their snow removal enforcement.  Growing up, I always thought this policy was universal – Don’t shovel your side walk and receive a fine.  Though many cities have this bylaw, Shorewood seems to be a rarity in that it is committed to enforcing it.

Three cheers for Shorewood!  And if you’re in the area, be sure to check out Doors Open Milwaukee Sept 22 and 23rd.

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I’d Live There

Right next to Lake Park...

I’ve loved this house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for years.  Its on the East Side of the city, right near a Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park and near Newbury Street, recently named on of America’s great streets by the American Planning Association.  I particularly love the external staircase on the right-hand side and the pitched roof that must make the third floor seem incredibly spacious.  And I love the variety of windows.

There are a ton of beautiful houses in this neighborhood, but this one has always been my favorite.

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