How Urban Designers Can Get Smaller Cities Walking

A pedestrian crosses an intersection in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Flickr/Phil Whitehouse)

Earlier this week, my colleague Eric Jaffe wrote about the three design traits shared by New York City’s most walkable streets, according to a recent study.

After counting pedestrians on hundreds of blocks (sampled for different densities, districts, and Walk Scores), a group of researchers found that active uses (i.e., well-trafficked buildings or busy parks, schools, and cafes), street furniture...

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