Keep Blocks Small
ON THE LEFT BELOW IS PORTLAND, OR— famously walkable, and famous (to planners) for its tiny 200-foot blocks. On the right is Salt Lake City—famously less walkable, with its huge 600-foot blocks. So different are these street networks that it is hard to imagine that they were laid out in the same era (mid-1800s). While each has its benefits, the advantages of Salt Lake City do not include the safety and comfort of its pedestrians.