Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Few Words About the Rural Element

All right, about 8,000 words. I had a few legal bones to pick with the current proposal for Whatcom County's rural areas -- for those who need some light reading, click here.

David gets to do the fun part, with pictures; I do words. But here's the link to one picture that I referred to in my letter. It's a sprawl map. The official title is "Residential Growth in Whatcom County, 1995-2010," but you'll see why my title is better. I'm told that City of Bellingham traffic planners use it to explain to the public and to their Council why there is so much traffic coming in from rural areas. Sprawl is not free.

See you at the hearing tonight -- 7:00, County Council chambers.

1 comment:

  1. What a coincidence that the most intense patterns of growth are located in the County's most impaired watersheds. Why, one would almost conclude there was a connnection!

    Wendy Harris