There was an interesting article in the San Francisco Chronicle the other day about the rise of transit villages in the Bay Area, where transit villages are little groups of residences and shops that sprout up around public transit stops on BART and Caltrain. Since I am growing to detest driving and like the idea of having mixed use neighborhoods (as opposed to the new standard of subdivisions and strip malls), I support the idea of these transit villages. Fortunately, I already live in a nice neighborhood with easy access to BART, but I’m glad there’s an effort underway to make it possible for others to do so as well. The article is not particularly well written, but it asks some good questions. A better treatment of the subject, for those who are interested, is available in the book The Geography Of Nowhere, which I liked a lot.