• Has the McMansion trend peaked in Delaware?

    by  • February 16, 2012 • Land Use, No Digest • 0 Comments

    Cross-posted from Grist –

    Americans’ ideal home size declined to 2,100 square feet from a peak of 2,300, according to real estate research firm Trulia. Meanwhile, the U.S. Census bureau has found that the ideal home size tracks with the reality — the average size of a new U.S. single family home is also down.

    U.S. homes would have to shrink to nearly a third their current size to match the average size of a home in the U.K.  [Continue reading …]

    What does this have to do with bicycling, you ask? Non-existent or unenforced land use policies are probably the single biggest impediment to safe bicycling routes in the State of Delaware.

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