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We all know walkability makes for more active and resilient Main Streets — but what are the arguments and data points that support this belief? Here is a fascinating list of 50 of our favorite derived from a multitude of studies and compiled by the global engineering firm Arup.

Here’s a sneak peek at Reason #4 –  Happiness: “if someone shifts from a long commute to a walk, their happiness increases as much as if they’d fallen in love.”  See all 50 here: 50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets — Fast Company