Pedestrian scale

Pedestrian scale can be a precise science for those involved in planning and building. But it doesn’t have to be. Almost anyone can easily tell the difference between a place where they enjoy the experience of walking and a place where they simply choose to take their car to cover the same distance. The value that we, as a culture, place upon walking bears a complementary relationship to the pedestrian scale of the places that we inhabit. The more we value the practice of walking, the more we will demand pedestrian scale in our built environment. And the more areas we build with a sense of pedestrian scale, the more we will find people choosing to walk to their destinations.

Eric Jacobsen
Sidewalks in the Kingdom