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Let History Explain how walking serves us.

Renata 4k; An exciting community  expressing a vision of the future based on a concept of historic mobility.

The 4k concept is about going back in time where walking was the primary transport. It is as simple as providing our daily needs and quality living within a small area. With parking on the periphery, cars are convenient without being intrusive. Freight can be distributed in underground corridors to eliminate conflict with walking. Public transport outside our community is at one stop for everyone.

 An exciting community of 4,000

  • Get your family out of the house, off the digital world, and involved in outdoor activities.
  • Engage with neighbors, enjoy sports, and think healthy.
  • High-rises replacing sprawl, reduces roads & servicing costs.
  • Walkability needs high rises, because density reduces distance.
  • Roof parks are a quieter area.
  • Statistically, this is a densely populated community, but the wide street and big sports park provide a feeling of openness.
  • It’s quieter too, and the air is cleaner.

A new and exciting Renata concept with inside walking & outside parking. Looks great, feels great, and conveys freedom. Communities are most warm and attractive when they’re walkable. Renata 4k is walkable, bikeable, and sociable.

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Let’s do an exercise of what if.  What if 200 years ago all new developments designated that every second east/west street was accepting all traffic. Alternating east/west streets would be pedestrian only. We would have had pedestrian crossing alleys between buildings, but commercial cross streets would have been only every 400 meters before cars and 800 meters after cars. Streets would have been 15 meters wide and building space would have been 25 meters between sidewalks. Horse drawn trollies may have operated in the pedestrian street.  Walking streets would have been pleasant even after cars started proliferating towns and cities. Everyone would have had access to public transport with little interruption, and the designated pedestrian streets would not have been a hindrance to commerce.

Well! it didn’t happen, but what could we do for the next 200 year cycle? We need to design our city around transportation. A layout favoring pedestrians will favor the environment.

You can be part of the Renata evolution.     More info: qikitben at gmail.com

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