February 24, 2010

Phoenix Sprawl: Myth & Reality

“Hopscotch” Phoenix Development Like a lot of people, my stereotypical image of the Phoenix metro area was a sprawling city gobbling up desert, in every direction. The reality is a bit different. While there is certainly plenty of undeveloped desert surrounding the city, it’s also the case that natural and legal barriers limit development much...
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Highway "Quirks": Not Unique to MN

Phoenix vs. Twin Cities Freeways As incoherent freeway systems go, the Twin Cities has some stiff competition from . . . the Phoenix area. Any list of Twin Cities oddities and incongruities would have to include the following: –Whether you’re on Highway 7 or Highway 25 depends on whether you’re east or west of Highway...
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