Successful approaches to creating walkable cities will vary by culture, place, and city size.
Nevertheless, a few attributes contribute to the quality of walkability in most urban and suburban settings and a comprehensive approach and commitment by the local authority can deliver more walkable communities.
Walk21 has published Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) guidance to help cities support and encourage walking in Europe. The guidance is also relevant for other cities internationally.
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The 32 page guidance explored the evidence of what has proven to be effective from experiences of previous projects funded by the European Union.