Walkable City 10 Years Later: How Car Culture Takes Away Our FreedomBy Jeff Speck | | No Comments
We are often told that America’s car culture is integral to its freedom. But let’s parse that one out a little bit. Three factors— road policing, car dependence, and street design — would together seem to conspire otherwise.
Walkable City 10 Years Later: What If We Took Traffic Violence As Seriously As Terror?By Jeff Speck | | No Comments
Research suggests that you are 568 times less likely to die in a terror attack than a car crash. So why do cities devote so much less to making their cities walkable than they do to preventing politically-motivated violence?
Walkable City 10 Years Later: COVID-Safe Streets Are Walkable StreetsBy Jeff Speck | | No Comments
Aside from Zoom — and, of course, mRNA vaccines — the most impactful technology to evolve thanks to COVID was the one at the very heart of Walkable City: street design. Jeff Speck explores how the pandemic re-shaped our streets — and what it will take to make those changes permanent.
Walkable City 10 Years Later: Cars Make Us Sicker Than We ThoughtBy Jeff Speck | | No Comments
The original edition of the landmark book Walkable City detailed some of the most devastating health impacts of an automotive lifestyle. In the years since, though, author Jeff Speck has discovered they were just the tip of the iceberg.
How To Fix A Fork (In The Road)By Jeff Speck | | 16 Comments
Streets that fork at non-right angles create complicated intersections with dangerous sight lines and signals with too many phases. Here's an innovative fix.
For a More Walkable City, Enlist the Fire ChiefBy Jeff Speck | | 11 Comments
Rewrite the fire chief’s mandate to optimize public safety, not response times, says Jeff Speck in his new book, "Walkable City Rules."
Want a Better City? Cut Traffic LightsBy Jeff Speck | | 61 Comments
In Philadelphia, replacing traffic lights with four-way stops reduced serious injuries 68 percent, author Jeff Speck explains in an excerpt from his new book, "Walkable City Rules."
Jeff Speck: For a Walkable City, Remove Centerlines on Local StreetsBy Jeff Speck | | 45 Comments
In an excerpt from his new book, Walkable City Rules, Jeff Speck says centerline stripes don't belong on residential streets.
Walkable City Rules: Don’t Expand City Streets for Self-Driving CarsBy Jeff Speck | | 6 Comments
An excerpt from the upcoming book Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places by Jeff Speck.
New Urban Love and Loathing in Buffalo: Jeff Speck RespondsBy Jeff Speck | | 21 Comments
As a charter member of the Congress for New Urbanism, I’ve now attended twenty of the organization’s annual conferences. This month’s event may have been my favorite yet, mostly thanks to its location in downtown Buffalo, a place that reminds us so poignantly of both the successes and failures of city planning, as first lovingly […]