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Making the Case for Walkability in Buffalo

Officials in Buffalo are considering a move to institutionalize their commitment to walkability.
August 14, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Scott Scanlon reports that Buffalo is considering joining the roster of communities "that have signed on to the principles of America Walks, a national organization that advocates safety and community well-being when it comes to pedestrian travel."

Scanlon focuses on the benefits of walkability in anticipation of the "Building a Healthy Buffalo" event this week, referencing America Walks Executive Director Kate Kraft to explain three "keys to forging a more walkable community": 1) complete streets, 2) focus on injury prevention and safety, and 3) beautification.

Scanlon also explains the benefits of walkable communities, such as improved public health and environmental outcomes. 

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Published on Friday, August 11, 2017 in The Buffalo News
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