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Economic Value of Walkability

by Todd Alexander Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute

This paper describes ways to evaluate the value of walking (the activity) and walkability (the quality of walking conditions, including safety, comfort and convenience).


Walkability


Published October 12, 2004

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