Literature review Walkable Streets
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As a result, the presence of walkable streets is an important concept in sustainable urban design (Abley, 2005). The other factors that affect walkability are: street connectivity; variety and frequency of the buildings; the presence or absence of entrances along the street frontages, proximity and orientation of buildings and homes to watch over the streets, street designs that work for most people; the major infrastructural factors include quality foot paths, buffers to traffic movement, traffic volume and speed, sun or shade in the appropriate seasons, street furniture, and conditions of the wind (Wright, 2011).