Never Allow Front Parking

Embrace the sidewalk with buildings fronts
  • Jeff Speck


ONE OF THE EARLIEST BOOKS to come out of the New Urbanist movement was City Comforts, by David Sucher. It begins with three crucial rules for creating community. Rule #1: “Build to the sidewalk.”232 While it takes more than three rules to make great places—how does 101 sound?—it is hard to imagine a better place to start. Because when it comes to destroying walkability, the front parking lot is probably the most common and the most impactful error that cities make.

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