Changing Aging Blog

Ecumen Customers Tell City Council - Give Us Back Our Golf Carts
Date: Sep 23rd, 2009 5:41am

Author:

Eric Schubert

Jon Tevlin, columnist of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, had a great column today about Ecumen's customers in Alexandria, Minn., who are working to keep the city from taking away their ability to use golf carts for transportation in the neighborhood and around Alexandria. 

At least 30 communities in Minnesota allow golf carts on residential streets. Also, The Economic Recovery Act encourages the use of alternative transportation.  And, finally, America is aging and people don't want to be cooped up in their homes.  Golf carts provide an affordable, easy transportation option.  America is aging, and we need to think differently to create livable communities for all ages.

Jon's full column is here.

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