Walkability can boost physical and economic health

A new presentation by WalkBoston, an advocacy group that serves all of Massachusetts, shows how an increase in pedestrian traffic provides a boost for local businesses. The slideshow, “Good Walking is Good Business,” is available at walkboston.org/resources/conference-presentations. According to WalkBoston, homeowners and employees do not want to be dependent on a car for every trip from home. Employers may also be looking to locate in areas that have more of a “village” feel, instead of an industrial park off an interstate highway.
Massachusetts Municiple Association
Publication Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2013