Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places
In the current era of seeking to make our car-teeming cities more user-accessible, city planner Jeff Speck has outlined a model for making the city more pedestrian friendly. In this colorfully illustrated guide, more than one hundred recipes for transforming our crowded metropolises into user-friendly neighborhoods are clearly described and explained. Among the suggestions, walkability is a prime factor for improving cities. Not only does it provide an economic advantage by enhancing property values, this activity improves health, reduces fuel consumption, and enriches community relations. His suggestions for future city development covers wide-ranging topics such as optimizing driving by improving lane structure, focusing on intersections and checking crosswalk safety, encouraging cycling, and constructing bike networks. There are so many features that need to be examined, such as designing sidewalks, creating neighborhood parks, and providing trees both for shade and aesthetics. The book fairly explodes with practical and pragmatic ideas that civic communities, town planners, and especially the resident citizen should consider for the improvement and enhancement of their locale.
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