I’ve decided to broaden the range of source material that I use for stories on cvillenews.com, and that means highlighting material from local blogs that addresses local matters. I can’t think of anything better to start with than Bill Emory‘s great blog entry from yesterday.
He’s provided a comprehensive piece about automobile traffic in the Woolen Mills, where he lives, looking at the history of the neighborhood, the cause of the problem, its immediate symptoms, a suggestion of how the city might address it, and even some photos (naturally — this is Bill Emory, after all) and a hand-drawn map.
So old houses are closer to the road because they were built before the ubiquity of the internal combustion engine. I had no idea.