Carfree.com has relocated to Bhaktapur, Nepal, an ancient city located just 13 kilometers east of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The city’s population of about 80,000 is densely housed in streets and buildings that closely resemble the Reference Design for carfree cities. Most houses border on a narrow street and on an interior courtyard of appreciable size. Most of the houses are three or four stories tall.
The Institute is housed in a modern “pillar building” made predominately of reinforced concrete. These buildings are not as attractive as the traditional buildings but are expected to fare much better in the earthquakes that often strike in this region.
We have been very busy with infrastructure, and this issue of Carfree Times is the first significant work since Carfree.com departed from Summit, New Jersey in the USA three months ago. Read On…