bicycle city south carolina – Bike Intelligencer http://bikeintelligencer.com All bike, all the time Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:11:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 102563645 A Bike-Only City? http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/05/a-bike-only-city/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/05/a-bike-only-city/#comments Sat, 29 May 2010 14:33:13 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=3272 A city dedicated to bicycles also turns out to be affordable to live in.

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In Gaston, South Carolina, a bike-focused developer is hatching plans for Bicycle City, a non-car community featuring 10 homes (of 1,600-square-feet) and nearly five miles of bike and walking trails.

Much is being made of its sustainability and bike-friendliness, but the community also looks to be pretty cheap to live in. Lots run from $25,000 to $35,000 and homes are expected to be in the $200,000 price range. Which makes sense, since if you’re keen on using a bike for transportation, you’re not going to want to spend $1 million on a house.

We’d love to see something like this on the West Coast. There doubtless would be no problem finding bike lovers willing to pay $200,000 for a home in a bike-only community. But where are you going to get lots (close to any urban setting) for $25,000? Or a 1,600-foot house for $200,000?

Nonetheless, we’ll watch with intense interest as Bicycle City unfolds. Other background here and on Wikipedia here.

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