Some believe new Austin building code will help mom and pop shops

Austin, Texas has proposed building codes that require wider sidewalks and call for buildings to be closer to sidewalks along a 3.5-mile stretch of highway.

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Austin, Texas has proposed building codes that require wider sidewalks and call for buildings to be closer to sidewalks along a 3.5-mile stretch of highway.
November 18, 2011

Austin, Texas has proposed building codes that require wider sidewalks and call for buildings to be closer to sidewalks along a 3.5-mile stretch of highway. Some believe the result will be fewer cars on the road, but more bikers and pedestrians, and that those walking by would be more likely to go into the many small, locally owned businesses on the road.

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