Livable streets need bustling places

“Livable streets have stuff!” ’Nuff said. Alicia Bowman was heartbroken when she had to take her parents’ car keys away because it was no longer safe for them to drive. The natural question following that was: how would they get to the grocery store? “They should be able to walk out their front door and go anywhere,” Bowman said. But her parents’ house in Newton is neither close to public transit nor walking distance to anything they need. Bowman looked at an apartment that suited their mobility needs, but it was far away from any necessities — except a grocery store across a busy roadway. “You have to cross a six-lane highway (to get there),” Bowman said, with a laugh. “It’s really close.”

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