Create Pedestrian Zones Properly

Start temporary and stay flexible
  • Jeff Speck


MAKE NO MISTAKE: the best main streets, and the best city centers, have no cars. Being able to shop, stroll, dine on the sidewalk, and let your kids loose in an environment free of noise, exhaust, and the constant risk of death is truly a blessing. So is the culture that springs up around the passegiata, the early evening see-and-be-seen community stroll that can only take root when given ample space. For these reasons, creating car-free streets and zones in our towns and cities must be a goal and even a priority if we truly value walkability.

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