Jeff Speck has one of the greatest methods for designing new ways we all look at automobiles. He likes to think cars as “prosthetic devices”. He recently outlined the problem statements related with population growth, energy insecurity, suburban sprawl, and global warming. The best solution he gave for this is the Walkable City, a special place where it is more sensible to walk from one place to another in place to using a public transportation or their personal vehicles.in a recent interview he suggested that here are four ways to create that are more suitable for biking and walking.
Jeff likes to call one such typical place as Grand Rapids, Memphis or Cedar Rapids, a surroundings where maximum citizens use just cars as a commutation medium. If you need to make these people walk, you will have to give them a better value proposition that leads to better life quality. He gives it a name – General Theory Walkability. The four requirements for walking inside a city include walk needs to be interesting, more comfortable, feel safer and a solid reason to walk. Speck points out that the Euclidean zoning worked well during industrial revolution as the poisonous smoke from the factory was transferred away from the inhabited areas. But now having a zone where you can work and where you stay and a zone where you can buy things keeps away the possibility of moving from one zone to another on your feet.
Once, Oklahoma City was named as “the worst city for pedestrians”, the mayor called in Jeff for aid. A walkability survey disclosed that maximum streets had less than ten thousand automobiles passing through them every single day which means it needs to be expanded beyond two lanes. However, they tagged some streets that needed to be expanded over 4-6 lanes that are wide and help in smoother traffic management
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