Walkability is a right

Walkability is a right.

It is a human right and a civic right.

This acknowledgment is core to the work of Pedestrian Space.

Despite the common-sense observation that humans walk and need to be able to move around the places we inhabit by foot, many communities lack the quality of being truly “walkable”.

At the heart of Pedestrian Space is the assertion that walkability is an essential component of truly healthy towns and cities. It is not simply a nice ‘feature’ for communities. It is essential to sustainable urban development; a key factor for social and spatial equity in towns and cities; critical for the physical, emotional and mental health of residents and one of the most important aspects when considering the mobility needs and patterns of all age groups.

Walkability is a right.

Imagine if all towns and cities were planned as if walkability was a human right?

-Annika Lundkvist, Founder & Editor of Pedestrian Space