Living Streets, a campaigning organisation that promotes walking, has produced a report reviewing the evidence for the benefits of investing in walkable public spaces. It presents successful case studies and arguments for convincing stakeholders to support walking, and draws on inspiring case studies of schemes which have resulted in safer and more attractive public places in neighbourhoods and city centres in the UK and elsewhere.
Among its findings, the report discusses how such investments can support local economies by increasing footfall and attracting new business and events, improve the mental and physical health of local residents, and contribute to communities feeling safer and more engaged in their neighbourhood.
See below to download the document. For more information, visit the Living Streets website.
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