When it comes to walkable (and wheelable) streets, can you think of 50 reasons to create more walkable streets? In this article from FastCoexist 50 reasons are listed and they include some basic statistics as well. Improved mental health, reduction in crime rates, increase in home values, increased community involvement, and less carbon emissions by not taking the family car are part of the list. Lesser considered factors are included such as, increase in the better use of space, less noise and pollution, increase in tourism, and the local economy gets a boost when people walk and cycle.
If you are interested in more detail, a full report that led to the list of 50 reasons has been published by ARUP, Cities Alive: Towards a walking world. 80 international case studies informed the report.