“People of varying physical abilities can live more independent and meaningful lives through innovative design and modifications. Accessibility features, types of activities, facilities, housing, road design, walkability, transportation, and supportive services all affect whether and for how long people can remain in their community as they age.” (Livable Communities 2020 by the AARP (formally the American Association of Retired Persons.))
“Walkable neighborhoods are not only important in promoting health, activity and community cohesion, new research suggests that they also have long term impacts on the economic wellbeing of families. Children living in walkable neighborhoods have a higher level of economic mobility.” (Starr Hill Small Area Plan for the City of Charlottesville, VA citing “the Socioecological Psychology of Upward Social Mobility” Study, published by the American Psychological Association, 2019)
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