Currently far too much space in cities is devoted to infrastructure to serve automobiles, including roads, parking, fuel stations, and repair shops. Such spaces should be retooled or repurposed as safe and attractive corridors for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as abundant and attractive green and recreational spaces.
Urban space needs to be reclaimed for healthy uses. This means recognizing the often gross domination of available space for car uses. To start with, streets, sidewalks, and public squares need protected spaces for pedestrians. Access to and contact with green elements has been shown to greatly increase the well-being of citizens.