Jeff Speck





Jeff Speck



Average rating: 4.17 · 4,064 ratings · 428 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Walkable City: How Downtown...

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“Long gone are the days when automobiles expanded possibility and choice for the majority of Americans. Now, thanks to its ever-increasing demands for space, speed, and time, the car has reshaped our landscape and lifestyles around its own needs. It is an instrument of freedom that has enslaved us.”
Jeff Speck, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

“The General Theory of Walkability explains how, to be favored, a walk has to satisfy four main conditions: it must be useful, safe, comfortable, and interesting.”
Jeff Speck, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

“Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, sees things in a much simpler light: “God made us walking animals—pedestrians. As a fish needs to swim, a bird to fly, a deer to run, we need to walk, not in order to survive, but to be happy.”38 That thought is beautiful, perfectly obvious,”
Jeff Speck, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time



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