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Need a Lift? An Overview

Need a Lift? An Overview

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The fact of the matter is that Southern California is essentially based on ranch style planning, design, and landscaping. That is to say, it's broad and expansive. Other cities are developed with the thought that land space is limited; therefore, build up by using air space and essentially zero setback clearances between buildings.

That, in turn, creates smaller distances between destinations. What that boils down to in terms of getting from Point A to Point B is that Southern California is more conducive to using a car than many of the other forms of transportation. Since the auto is becoming a luxury item in terms of cost and fuel, and because environmentally speaking, using a personal auto is becoming a less desirable option, it's important for Southern California real estate planners to come up with transportation options that will get people to and from their various destinations with ease. Timely transport and reliability are also significant issues. Those two issues are intensified when it comes to quickly getting through and out of dangerous areas without becoming a statistic.

Then comes taking stock of the needs of the population and its demographics. The aged, those without vehicles of any type, and the disabled still need to commute at various times and need a reliable means of doing so. Affordability of [continue reading]


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