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20-Minute Neighbourhoods

Walking & Cycling: the benefits for Dundee

Overview

Organisation:
Dundee

Media type:
Policy

Topic:
20-Minute Neighbourhoods

Setting:
Employees / workplace, Community, Families / residential, Individuals, Town centres / Urban, Pupils & students / education, Leisure & recreation / tourism, Countryside / Rural

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Active travel in all its forms – walking, cycling and wheeling – brings huge benefits to Dundee and its people. It provides the healthiest, most inclusive, least polluting and most sustainable transport choice.
More people travelling actively will bring economic benefits to Dundee: improved retail performance, enhanced business productivity, and more tourism. In the transport system of a post-Covid-19 city, the importance of active travel is more vital than ever, to connect businesses to customers and people to services.

Key statistics

31%
of all journeys by Dundee residents are on foot, well abovethe average of other Scottish cities
62%
of traders on Dundee’ Union Street said the closure of the street to traffic has been good for their business
This paper summarises evidence of the benefits of active travel, focussing on economic factors, and presents a vision for a strategic active travel network for Dundee.
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