There is a lot of talk about making our communities walkable. After all, it would mean less traffic congestion, cleaner air, healthier bodies and minds and yes – often it would bring a serious economic boost to the area.
Chuck Wolfe, an attorney and planner in Seattle, also points out the importance of SIT-ability. When people can sit – to rest, to visit, or just to watch the world go by – there is a shift in feeling in the area. A whole new level of community.
Think of the places right here in New Hampshire that are really alive and feel like a special community. To have community, you need people – people together. Providing places to sit (benches, chairs and tables – even just lawn chairs!) can make a difference.
Try it in your own ‘hood before the snow flies and see what happens. (And send us pictures!)