Show me the money: Why complete streets make economic sense

The economic benefits of walkable cities are often overshadowed by the health benefits – but they shouldn’t be says Scott Lane, Senior Transportation Planner from Stantec.

We know that walking and cycling can help extend and enhance your life, but we seldom think about how these two modes of travel – collectively called ‘active modes’ – can enhance business opportunities. But if more cities and towns took a hard look at the numbers, I think they’d see there is a strong case for creating complete streets in their communities.

Lane’s article looks at a number of studies of cycling, housing and infrastructure and can be read in full here.