Good urban design increases vibrancy and encourages people to get out of their cars and walk. That was the conclusion of a 2015 study by University of Utah professor Reid Ewing, along with others. For the study, researchers conducted pedestrian counts at 32 randomly selected block faces across Salt Lake County during the spring of 2012. They counted zero pedestrians at over half of the block faces. Only the downtown blocks selected had a significant pedestrian presence.
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