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
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