The Many Benefits of Walkable Cities

Regardless of your main mode(s) of mobility – transit, bike, car or something else – we all walk. It might be a trip across the city, or simply across the parking lot, but at some point every day, nearly every able person is a pedestrian. And yet, in many urbanized environments, engineers, planners and policymakers have┬ámade walking the most unpleasant form of mobility available. In recent years, city builders have been reawakening to the benefits of walking however. Now, Fast Co.Exist has compiled a list of 50 reasons we should all want more walkable neighbourhoods. From happiness and health to economics and resilience, the list includes something for even the most committed anti-pedestrians. Undoubtedly, there are many more reasons for walking. See something missing from the list? Share it with us!

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