Walkability is a human right

Walkability is a human right.

This is statement is part of the core thesis to my research in development.

Walking is distinct from walkability. Barring a disability that affects movement, we all walk at some point, regardless of our preferred modes of mobility.

Walkability is a concept related to places, movement and how we plan communities and spaces.

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 my research is the assertion that walkability is an essential component of truly healthy and sustainable urbanism.

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

-Annika Lundkvist, Founder & Editor of Pedestrian Space