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Watching out for Walking: Using new developments to secure better walking conditions

This paper argues that urban planning needs to take a pro-active approach to securing more walking through the control of new development. At the very least the local authority planning mechanisms must ensure that conditions for walking are made no worse, but for best practice they should ensure that opportunities are grasped for positive improvements. In Britain, these opportunities include securing money from developers to help to fund off-site improvements.
It shows how new development can be used to encourage a higher mode share for walking, and to enhance the quality of the walking experience.
It includes examples of places where new developments have been used to provide or improve routes and spaces for pedestrians, either providing the physical opportunities or providing funding, or both.

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Paper TitleWatching out for Walking: Using new developments to secure better walking conditions
Paper AuthorTim Pharoah
Conference Details Everyday Walking Culture Zürich, Switzerland 22nd - 23rd September 2005

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Planning for walking, walking, pedestrian planning, urban planning, making connections, walking network, walkability