WE MAINTAIN WALKABLE CITY
Local Schools: Neighborhoods walkability has become an important public health concern. The child’s-eye view of safe and walkable environments is typically remiss from the literature. Particularly the experience of inner city kids, very different from that of suburban neighborhoods, remains unreported. The study reported here offers new insights based on the walking to school experience.
Your Health and Happiness: Studies have found that the average resident of a walkable neighborhood is less at risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease than their counterparts in sprawling neighborhoods.
EASY FOR PEDESTRIANS
Designers, considering the risks to drivers only, neglect to use trees in their design, assuming soft pedestrians to be much less of a threat to moving vehicles than hard trees.
Walkable cities are those that establish policies designed to create more areas for pedestrians as a way of responding to environmental pressures and the need to live in healthier environments. Walkability does not happen overnight.