Building Community Through Walkability

Want Community? Build Walkability.

Eugene was primarily built up during the heyday of the automobile, and many of our neighborhoods are designed to prioritize cars over people, which reduces the ability to interact with your neighbors and keep an eye on the street. Building walkable neighborhoods can create greater security and community, as discussed in this article.

Decades of car-centric design have transformed us from active humans into motorists reliant on machines for movement. But our communities also pay a price, as people who drive are more isolated and detached from the cities they call home.
— Sarah Kobos, Strong Towns