The suburbs are an arctic wasteland of emptiness and isolation for those who can’t drive.
Now, half a century later, suburban communities designed around the autombile are facing difficult questions.
What happens when many residents can no longer get behind the wheel?
Who will bear the costs of getting them to groceries, to doctors and to a host of other places?
“As they age, they need more services, and those suburbs are not designed for more services,” said McIlwain, of the Urban Land Institute.
An aging society is, by definition, a less car-centric society.