Saturday, August 27, 2016

Shall we read each at the two-way street hearing? "50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets."


They left one out:

#51. Walkability gives Bob Caesar heartburn.

The full report is here.
50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets, by Adele Peters (Fast Company: Exist)

From making you live longer to making cities more resilient: If you want a reason to make your city more walkable, it's in here.

As more cities try to improve walkability—from car-free "superblocks" in Barcelona to heat-protected walkways in Dubai—a new report outlines the reasons behind the shift, the actions that cities can take to move away from a car-centric world, and why walkability matters.

"The benefits of walkability are all interconnected," says James Francisco, an urban designer and planner at Arup, the global engineering firm that created the report. "Maybe you want your local business to be enhanced by more foot traffic. But by having that benefit, other benefits are integrated. Not only do you get the economic vitality, but you get the social benefits—so people are out and having conversations and connecting—and then you get the health benefits." A single intervention can also lead to environmental and political benefits.

1 comment:

Randy Smith said...

I'm in. I'll read 10.