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:
- A reason to walk
- A safe walk
- A comfortable walk
- 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
If you don't get involved in the planning of your city, it will be planned for you. Much of it already has been.
It’s pretty easy to destroy a walkable place. We’ve been doing it for so long.
By designing our cities for cars, we have created landscapes that exclude the aging.