Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Walkable Neighbourhoods

Did you know:
  • that New York City, with a population of 8,174,290, is the most walkable City in the US? No wonder everybody loves to go there!
  • that Red Deer is considered very walkable, with a score of 78?
Walkability offers surprising benefits to our health, the environment, our finances, and our communities.
Health: The average resident of a walkable neighborhood weighs 6-10 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood.
Cities with good public transit and access to amenities promote happiness.
Environment: 82% of CO2 emissions are from burning fossil fuels. Your feet are zero-pollution transportation machines.
Finances: Cars are the second largest household expense in the U.S.One point of Walk Score is worth up to $3,000 of value for your property.
Communities: Studies show that for every 10 minutes a person spends in a daily car commute, time spent in community activities falls by 10%.

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