What Makes a Walkable City?- a look at Canada’s largest city


The Walkable City: Neighbourhood Design and Preferences, Travel Choices and Health (58 page pdf, Toronto Public Health, April 2012)

Today we look at Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) which has many of the challenges faced by other large American and Canadian cities which have evolved to a car-oriented end state that discourage walking and cycling – modes where Toronto lags behind Montreal and Ottawa. The results of a survey are encouraging- most residents prefer more walkable neighbourhoods and those who have them enjoy less pollution and healthier environments. 

To see Key Quotes and Links to key reports about this post, click HERE

 

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