Making Northwest Arkansas walkable will bring benefits, require change, expert says

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 1:06 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas has a good start on making its city centers walkable and bikeable but must progress further and in new directions to become truly pedestrian-friendly, an urban planning expert said Wednesday evening.

Jeff Speck

• Speck, who spoke to Northwest Arkansas leaders on the benefits and requirements of walkable cities, is the author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time and other books.

• He’s a city planner and urban designer who leads Massachusetts-based Speck & Associates.

Source: Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission

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