Before founding Walkonomics.com, Adam Davies spent over 6 years working to improve the walkability, bikeability and sustainability of streets, neighbourhoods and cities in the UK, Europe and Africa. This has included designing and leading over 70 walkability assessments for local communities, government and the private sector - working with these organisations to create more walkable street environments. He has also contributed to various innovative pieces of research on 'Shared Space' streets, disabled peoples access, climate change and understanding the links between obesity and the built environment.
It’s generally agreed that walkable streets, neighbourhoods and cities are a good thing. Walkable areas produce a whole range of benefits that include less obesity and healthier residents, boosting property values and the economy, fewer traffic accidents, reduced CO2 emissions and maybe even more people walking!