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Resolution 01-05

Resolution 01-05

Designing Walkable Communities

WHEREAS, humankind has been walking for millennia and driving automobiles for only a century, and

WHEREAS, humankind has shaped its cities for 8,000 years by walking, and for only 50 years by driving, and

WHEREAS, a single automobile generates more noise than 10,000 pedestrians, and

WHEREAS, cities must allocate at least 40 times more land to accommodate an automobile than a pedestrian,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that America Walks calls on all those involved in the shaping of our cities and towns to incorporate safety, accessibility and comfort of pedestrians as primary criteria in designing communities and transportation systems.