Community and Health Benefits
Sidewalks are a critical component of healthy and sustainable communities as it will:
- Increase mobility and accessibility options for everyone especially for pedestrians, transit users, and cyclists.
- Encourage active and safe travel for children, youth, seniors, people with disabilities and other members of the community as a whole, and in doing so, promote healthier lifestyles.
- Facilitate and enhance neighbourhood and community cohesion through better connections to public spaces such as parks, playgrounds, schools and community centres, and opportunities for social interactions.
- Encourage less and slower traffic on city streets.