Slow down, you move too fast, you'vegot to make the morning last59th Street Bridge Song, Paul Simon
An exploration of what a car-free town would look like through a festival of all things slowJacqueline Donachie came to Huntly from Glasgow with her husband Roderick Buchanan and sons Archie, Duncan and James in the summer of 2009. Working with the theme of transport in a small-town, Jacqueline started this project by studying twentieth century planning strategies, such as the suggestion of a car-free city. She contrasted that with the planning reality that turned many town squares into car parks. It is now acknowledged that many of these places, formerly used for gathering, are now unsightly, antisocial, and unsafe places for both visitors and locals alike. How would life change in our market towns if car access was limited and central areas given over to bicycle lanes, parks and other social spaces? What would our towns look like without cars and what effect would cycling and walking have on our daily lives?