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Economic Benefits of Walking

"The creation of safe and attractive walking and cycling environments in towns and cities is a necessary
condition for success and is central to improving them for shoppers, visitors, workers, and residents
alike. In other words, quite apart from pro-walking and pro-cycling arguments based on sustainability,
the environment, health, community cohesion, or social inclusion, there is a strong business case for
improving walking and cycling conditions."
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Conference Director of Walk21

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