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From the Ted Talk by Jeff Speck: 4 ways to make a city more walkable

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The other part of this part, the useful city part, is transit, and you can have a pelrtcfey walkable neighborhood without it. But perfectly wlabakle cities require traisnt, because if you don't have access to the whole city as a pdtaersien, then you get a car, and if you get a car, the city begins to reshape itself around your needs, and the streets get wider and the parking lots get bigger and you no longer have a walkable city. So transit is esenatisl. But every transit experience, every transit trip, begins or ends as a walk, and so we have to rmmeeebr to build walkability around our transit stations.

Open Cloze

The other part of this part, the useful city part, is transit, and you can have a _________ walkable neighborhood without it. But perfectly ________ cities require _______, because if you don't have access to the whole city as a __________, then you get a car, and if you get a car, the city begins to reshape itself around your needs, and the streets get wider and the parking lots get bigger and you no longer have a walkable city. So transit is _________. But every transit experience, every transit trip, begins or ends as a walk, and so we have to ________ to build walkability around our transit stations.

Solution

  1. remember
  2. pedestrian
  3. perfectly
  4. walkable
  5. essential
  6. transit

Original Text

The other part of this part, the useful city part, is transit, and you can have a perfectly walkable neighborhood without it. But perfectly walkable cities require transit, because if you don't have access to the whole city as a pedestrian, then you get a car, and if you get a car, the city begins to reshape itself around your needs, and the streets get wider and the parking lots get bigger and you no longer have a walkable city. So transit is essential. But every transit experience, every transit trip, begins or ends as a walk, and so we have to remember to build walkability around our transit stations.

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Important Words

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  5. car
  6. cities
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  8. ends
  9. essential
  10. experience
  11. longer
  12. lots
  13. neighborhood
  14. parking
  15. part
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  17. perfectly
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  21. stations
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  23. transit
  24. trip
  25. walk
  26. walkability
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  28. wider