Pedestrian Space

"Value of"

It takes a 6 to 8 foot wide sidewalk for two people to walk comfortably side by side and have a conversation.

“A $4.5 million investment in streetscape and pedestrian improvements on School Street in Lodi, California, as well as some economic development incentives, are credited with attracting 60 new businesses, decreasing the vacancy rate from 18% to 6% and increasing downtown sales tax revenue by 30%.” (“The Economic Benefits of Walkable Communities,” by the Local Government Commission for the California Department of Health Services.)