Posted on August 23, 2011 12:27 PM
Making the case for investment in the walking environment
Living Streets, a national organization working to promote walkability and to create safe, attractive, and enjoyable streets across the United Kingdom, published the report, “Making the Case for Investment in the Walking Environment.” The report explores the potential benefits of investing in the walking environment.
Researched by a multi-disciplinary team of experts from the University of the West of England and Cavill Associates, the report brings together and evaluates the multiple health, economic, social, and environmental benefits of investment in walking friendly public spaces. The report draws on case studies of plans which have resulted in safer and more attractive public places in neighborhoods and city centers in the UK and elsewhere.