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Bronwen Thornton - Walking Around the City. How to Support 10 Thousand Steps a Day in a Megacity

#Star speaker keynote #Special Events
02 July
15:30–16:00
Capella
Each person must walk at least two and a half hours a week, this is one of the most effective ways of maintaining health. Switching from automobile-centric to pedestrian traffic is also useful for cities, it has a positive impact on air quality and the development of street retail. But how do you motivate citizens to give up their own transportation? The answer is increasing density and urban design – balancing development with residential, commercial, and social infrastructure, widening and illuminating sidewalks, and greening and creating safe crossings to motivate people to walk more often. According to the Urban Land Institute, people use private transport 20-40% less in densely built-up areas. By designing pedestrian paths on a street and district scale, increasing density, and creating a safe environment, cities can invest in people’s health and well-being, supporting the economy and the environment.

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