New Report on the Benefits of Walkable Neighborhoods

Foot Traffic Ahead

The Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University School of Business has released a new report- Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America's Largest Metros. The report finds that cities that rank higher in walkable areas also show higher education levels and GDP per capita.

“In a sweeping survey of our nation’s top 30 metro areas, Foot Traffic Ahead reveals just how important Walkable Urban Places are,” said Chris Leinberger, president of LOCUS and author of the report. “As economic engines, as talent attractors, and as highly productive real estate, these WalkUPs are a crucial component in building and sustaining a thriving urban economy. Cities with more WalkUPs are positioned for success, now and in the future.”