Small Towns Setting New Trends?

Erie, Colorado continues to be a small town with big ideas. Design Concepts was pleased to be the designer for their new Erie Community Park, which is turning out to be a real winner in terms of building a sense of community and bringing new visitors to town. But the big story today can be found in the Boulder Daily Camera's article on theTown's consideration of allowing golf carts on some of its streets. Kudos to Erie for its willingness to think outside the box and weigh the options for alternative forms of transportation.

I'm sure that the discussion will be an interesting one at the Town Board tonight, as there are plenty of pro's and cons to consider. Breaking out of our automobile-centric mold in this country is not an easy task. But at least they are having the discussion. Best wishes to the folks in Erie, whatever you decide to do.

Oh, and a tip of the hat to Lyons, the other Boulder County town that has lead the way on this issue!
Rob Layton