Here’s another vote for walkable cities. Beyond the obvious health benefits, the following infographic, from the folks at National Building Museum, makes a compelling argument for the positive financial impact, to a local economy, of not buying so many cars. No, you aren’t likely to pocket all the savings, but they are much more likely to recycle through your community.
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And, oh but the way, we lose 1.2 million people per year to car accidents, and many, many more are injured each year, per this Treehugger.com infographic.
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If you’re not yet positioned to kick a car to the curb, you might try getting permission to telecommute part of the time. The graphic below shows the potential benefits cited by a Carbon Disclosure Network study which “explores the business opportunities for companies that make product and service choices that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.” Download the full report here.