Speck recommends street design changes and incentives for downtown housing, to build demand for transit and pedestrian systems. He terms the city’s downtown underground walkway as "unfortunate.” But he admits that Toronto and Montreal have vibrant underground and
surface pedestrian systems.
Oklahoma City has made strides in providing more safe places to walk, jog and bike. Much remains to be done. This will require a partnership between policymaking and personal preferences.
It won’t happen, says Speck, "without strong political leadership and the understanding that certain entrenched practices must be turned on their head if Oklahoma City is to become a more walkable place.”