Notable Linkage: There have often been misperceptions – underestimates – in the retailing community of the value of walking and cycling to main streets and neighbourhoods centres. This misperception creates the risk of mistakes in transport and planning policy. It is

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There have often been misperceptions – underestimates – in
the retailing community of the value of walking and cycling to
main streets and neighbourhoods centres. This misperception
creates the risk of mistakes in transport and planning policy. It
is important that transport arrangements in main streets are not
managed on the basis of myth and misunderstanding. Of course
the views of retailers are important, but that does not mean that
they should become the de facto transport planners in the city.
Walking and cycling are essential to the success of revitalisation
strategies. Streets, laneways and squares that are dirty,
dangerous and unattractive discourage walking and reduce the
quality of urban life. This is not just about walking and cycling
as a means of getting from A to B. It is also about sitting, talking,
meeting neighbours, helping strangers and allowing children
to play.

There have often been misperceptions – underestimates – in the retailing community of the value of walking and cycling to main streets and neighbourhoods centres. This misperception creates the risk of mistakes in transport and planning policy. It is

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