The pathway factor: active transport of growing importance for homebuyers

According to the article in the link below from the Calgary Herald, and based upon the study by Zolo, communities with plenty of opportunity for active transport are viewed as being increasingly desirable.

https://calgaryherald.com/life/homes/new-homes/the-bike-path-factor-active-transport-of-growing-importance-for-homebuyers

Despite its significant amount of kilometers of pathway, albeit over a large area, Calgary scores only 79th in the survey. The score is compiled using metrics such as the quality of bicycle and walking paths, mass transit, precipitation and elevation change. Edmonton was ranked 36th.

The factoring of our elevation change seems to perhaps penalise the outcome a little, but are our orphaned pathways more the real factor?

The Greenway just ends East of Livingston in the North ……..waiting for development of a road, although now split by the widening of Center Street with no direct safe route to cross.

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