The 12 traits of a walkable community

May 24, 2008 at 11:28 pm

What makes a walkable community? Dan Burden gives us the 12 most important things to rate when searching for a Walkable Community. Note how they apply so well to smaller towns:

1. Intact town centers. This center includes a quiet, pleasant main street with a hearty, healthy set of stores.

2. Residential densities, mixed income, mixed use. Near the town center, and in a large town at appropriate transit locations there will be true neighborhoods.

3. Public Space. There are many places for people to assemble, play and associate with others within their neighborhood.

Read all 12 at the Walkable Communities Web site.

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