Jeff Speck explains how to build "a city in which a car is an optional instrument of freedom rather than a prosthetic device." Based on his work, he's conclude that a walkable city will offer four key things:

  1. A reason to walk
  2. A safe walk
  3. A comfortable walk
  4. An interesting walk

Watch the video to hear him talk about each of these characteristics and how to implement them in your town:

Want more Jeff Speck? Check out his book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time


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