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City zoning practices give residents little reason to walk

Charlotte Fairlie raises some good points about the challenge of making Iowa City a walkable community, but she barely touches on the biggest problem: for the vast majority of Iowa City, there simply isn’t any reason to walk except for exercise or pleasure. Long ago, the city government, urged no doubt by housing developers, made the decision to zone just about every square foot not taken up by streets for housing of one kind or another