Embracing Walkability

What makes a city walkable? This video by Future Cities Laboratory explains

As our most common form of transportation within cities, walking improves our health, creates social value and promotes vibrant neighborhoods, according to Future Cities Laboratory (FCL).

To promote walkability, FCL considers four requirements that make a city walkable. These terms state that for a city to be walkable it must be useful, safe, comfortable and interesting.

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In Embracing Walkability, FCL outlines the benefits of walkability and the challenges facing pedestrians when walking in a city that isn’t designed to benefit pedestrians.