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Walkable city rules, 101 steps to making better places, Jeff Speck

Walkable city rules, 101 steps to making better places, Jeff Speck
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-271) and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Walkable city rules
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
Jeff Speck
Sub title
101 steps to making better places
Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable - for reasons of health, wealth, and the environment - yet few are taking the proper steps to get there. The goals are often clear, but the path is seldom easy. Jeff Speck's follow-up to his bestselling Walkable City is the resource that cities and citizens need to usher in an era of renewed street life. Walkable City Rules is a doer's guide to making change in cities, and making it now. The 101 rules are practical yet engaging-worded for arguments at the planning commission, illustrated for clarity, and packed with specifications as well as data. For ease of use, the rules are grouped into 19 chapters that cover everything from selling walkability, to getting the parking right, escaping automobilism, making comfortable spaces and interesting places, and doing it now! Walkable City was written to inspire; Walkable City Rules was written to enable. It is the most comprehensive tool available for bringing the latest and most effective city-planning practices to bear in your community. The content and presentation make it a force multiplier for place-makers and change-makers everywhere
Table Of Contents
Part I. Sell walkability -- Part II. Mix the uses -- Part III. Make housing attainable and integrated -- Part IV. Get the parking right -- Part V. Let transit work -- Part VI. Escape automobilism -- Part VII. Start with safety -- Part VIII. Optimizing your driving network -- Part IX. Right-size the number of lanes -- Part X. Right-size the lanes -- Part XI. Sell cycling -- Part XII. Build your bike network -- Part XIII. Park on street -- Part XIV. Focus on geometry -- Part XV. Focus on intersections -- Part XVI. Make sidewalks right -- Part XVII. Make comfortable spaces -- Part XVIII. Make interesting places -- Part XIX. Do it now

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