Here is a map showing the northern part of the city inside New Circle Road. There are 5 major groceries. There are 3 smaller/”neighborhood” ones in the East End, 2 in the Kenwick area. Are there other smaller ones?
But a variety of food is not available in these places, nor is there a selection of fresh food available. So, to get that you have to drive – or ride the bus for God knows how long. This is the greatest burden on people without cars, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Surely we can do better and begin creating a new city based on the accessibility of fresh food. (click for larger view) (Alert Reader Aaron G tipped me off that I missed Walmart at New Circle and Russel Cave – how could I have?! – doesnt change anything….but the map is now more accurate – He also points out a couple of smaller stores too….)
This map wouldnt be much different for the southern parts of the city inside New Circle, or for anywhere outside it either….the point remains the same: for fresh food, we are desperately at the mercy of large stores, and the cars to get to them.