Citizens for Sarasota County
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
North of the Border, Walkability is hot
TreeHugger recently discussed a study that showed how most Americans
wished they didn't live where they had to drive so much.
North of the border, a new survey by Environics for the Royal Bank and Pembina Institute (
) finds that people in the
Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
are voting with their feet, and are trading house size for "location efficiency", defined as:
Walkability: the ability to walk or cycle to stores,
restaurants and other amenities
Mixed-use neighbourhoods: a mix of residential homes, businesses and amenities all within walking distance, rather than just one or the other
Convenient access to rapid transit and shorter commute times, along with realistic opportunities to travel to work and other key destinations without a car
Young buyers and seniors will pay more for location efficiency.
© Pembina Institute
Sarasota Vision 2050
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