Comment 95124

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted November 23, 2013 at 17:25:54

Well, if you only look at things from the perspective of what's in it for you, that you should have your trip across the city by car take 10 minutes longer if traffic calming measures are introduced, let's talk money.

Safe streets = more pedestrians and cyclists = better air quality = less respiratory illness due to poor air quality = healthcare savings = fewer taxpayer dollars

Safe streets = accessible streets = less need for specialized transportation = fewer taxpayer dollars

Safe streets = more kids who can walk to school = healthier kids = healthcare savings = fewer taxpayer dollars

Safe streets = more pedestrians and cyclists = fewer transport trucks on city streets = decreased road maintenance costs = fewer taxpayer dollars

See - we can save money, get a little exercise, and still take the car sometimes. Why is this such a radical thought?

Comment edited by Michelle Martin on 2013-11-23 17:26:13

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