What does an Urbanist aunt make for a car-obsessed nephew?

What does an Urbanist aunt make for a car-obsessed nephew?

A densely-planned racetrack with a roundabout, of course! (we won’t tell him that maximum racing speed is 25 mph, ’cause it’s a school zone.)

Credit for this idea goes to Pinterest, clearly, but I was pretty happy with how it turned out. So, I might add, was my then-2-year-old nephew. His mom didn’t mind it either, since it’s fully machine washable, includes built-in “parking” for 6 cars and folds up into a small pouch that’s easy to bring along to the doctor’s office/grandma’s house/etc. for fully portable playtime.

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Of course, I couldn’t help adding my urbanist influences to it. You’ll notice that the car selection includes a firetruck and a police car. We want to make sure our residents are taken care of with basic city services.

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And of course the houses are located within easy walking distance of the school and playground.

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You’re never too young to share the road! There are bike “sharrows” on each of the streets :)

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And of course, even our parking area has multiple uses, and can be folded up into convenient storage at night!

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The end.