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“50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets”

We’re hearing all the time about the importance of walkable cities. At the same time, there are people who just don’t believe the hype. Either that, or they just don’t have the time or the energy to care, and that’s too bad. It’s too bad, because walkable cities are proving, time and time again, to be the best cities. Don’t believe me?

In 2016, cited 50 well documented reasons that cities should be paying closer attention to the issue of walkability. From health issues to anti-crime measures to boosting tourism to beautification measures, the benefits of creating walkable cities are enormous.

In Brooklyn, redesigning a parking lot into a pedestrian plaza boosted retail sales 172%.

So the next time that you find yourself talking about the pros and cons of bike planes, parking lots, and environmental sustainability, be sure to arm yourself with as many founded reasons for walkability that you can. Start by arming yourself with 50, and you’re off to a tremendous start!

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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