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Lewyn Addresses America

A little politics, a little urbanism- I also blog 100 percent on urbanism at https://www.planetizen.com/user/63 and http://www.cnu.org/blog/194

(A reference to “grid street loyalists” made me think of this):

To the tune of “Battle Cry of Freedom

Yes we’ll rally for grid streets, yes we’ll rally once again,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom,
We will walk near the coasts, we’ll bike from the plains,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

CHORUS:The grid street forever! Hurrah, boys, hurrah!

Down with cul-de-sacs, with loops and lollipops;

While we rally round the grid, yes, rally once again,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

(Chorus)

We are springing to walk from one street to the next,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!
We’ll have eight or ten ways to get from one place to the next,
Shouting the battle cry of freedom!

Chorus

So we’re springing to the call from the East and from the West,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom;
And we’ll hurl cul-de-sacs from the cities we love best,
Shouting the battle cry of Freedom.

Anyone want to improve the lyrics?

(PS For more serious commentary see here and here)

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