Walkability – good vs. bad

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Are the sidewalks in your town (or lack thereof) anti-pedestrian?

Safe sidewalks help climate-proof your personal financesWalking to your destinations around town can help you Climate-Proof Your Personal Finances. In fact, two-car households average savings of more than $10,000 a year by downsizing to one vehicle. Maybe you have every intention of walking as a primary mode of transportation, but what if your town is preventing you from using their sidewalks?

A Strong Towns article documents the ways […]

Commuting costs are only going up

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Want to know where it’s cheap to commute? Check around your area with the H + T Index.

Commuting traffic SFOTime spent in traffic congestion cost the average San Francisco driver $1,996 last year. The Chamber of Commerce, Police Department and MTA are all noodling ideas to lower commuting times, like deploying officers to enforce “blocking the box” violations. But most of these ideas cost money.

What’s more, a new survey shows that a majority of San Francisco […]

People will pay to walk

Walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented mixed-use neighborhoods are predicted to be in demand, pushing up prices and encouraging construction. […]