Monday, June 30, 2008

Hartford Business Journal Op-Ed: Safe Streets = Economic Development

See for the letter, which was printed in today's issue of the journal.

"Studies have shown that walkable streets are critical to: 1) Encouraging residents to walk or bicycle more frequently, increasing worker productivity and helping to support neighborhood-based retail; 2) Attracting new businesses and employees; 3) Slightly reducing traffic speeds, which supports retail districts and; 4) Improving overall public health, the environment, and the sense of ownership people feel towards their neighborhoods and public spaces — even the number of friends they report having. "

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