Monday, April 21, 2008

Shorter commutes, happier people

NPR had a news story on this morning about how people are choosing houses with shorter commutes. Although their slant was about the housing markets in lots of cities, I would like to think that this trend shows that people are now valuing their time with family and not in their cars on the highway, more than that big house in the suburb.

1 comment:

Anna said...

Absolutely true. My ideal work place would be 1/2 hr walk away from my home: that's a perfect distance to distress, get some exercise, be outside!

Unfortunately most cities are not built around that concept - we need more multi use neighbourhoods, where people live, work, interact, have fun!