Radburn, Fair Lawn, N.J. (layout of community).
OFF THE GRID TAKES ON A DIFFERENT MEANING IN THE SUBURBAN community of Radburn, where streets are laid out, not in the usual crosshatch pattern, but in "superblocks." Traffic travels, for the most part, around its periphery, and the houses are arranged, with their backs to the street, at the ends of dead-end lanes. Known as the birthplace of the cul-de-sac," Radburn was designed by architects Clarence Stein and Henry Wright as an antidote to the proliferation of cars. Their grand experiment was cut short by the Depression. Though the homes are small by modern measure, its large interior parks, picturesque footpaths, and many community amenities still make Radburn, as its entry sign contends, "The Town for the Motor Age."
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|Title Annotation:||Walk Through|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2003|
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