Why Sidewalks Alone Don't Make A Walkable Community
Some suburban planners may think they've done their job for pedestrian accessability if they require sidewalks. But creating sidewalks that people actually want to and will use requires a greater commitment to balance the needs of walkers and cars.
"If you investigate this apparent paradox, you'll understand why simply installing sidewalks -- even sidewalks that meet government codes, and are wide enough to walk three abreast -- will not entice anyone but the most militant of walkers out of their cars."
Thanks to Sharon Machlis Gartenberg