Country towns are NOT usually walkable

We’ve often heard about walking being good for our health and well-being. Apparently, it’s also good for the economy. That surprised me because I assumed that buying and servicing a car would add more to the economy than my occasional pair of worn out shoes.

It seems that increasing the walkability of an area adds to the economic bottom line because we spend more money when we’re not caged in a moving vehicle!

That certainly seems logical in a big city, but what about the smaller towns? And what is walkability anyway?

This article from the ABC Radio National sheds some light on the topic:

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References

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-29/walking-isnt-just-good-for-you-its-good-for-the-economy/10558742

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