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Location Matters

Your location plays a big part in determining how reliant you are on your personal vehicle—which is a major factor in your ability to make more sustainable travel choices (transit, walking) that reduce emissions and help mitigate climate change.

A walkable community in particular can be a very smart choice for reducing transportation expenses, minimizing your carbon footprint and promoting an active lifestyle that contributes to better health.

Leveraging Location

When evaluating a location, consider proximity to:

Work – Can you avoid driving to and from work?

Transit – Are you within a 5-minute walk of a regular bus stop or a 10-minute walk of a rapid bus or rail?

Amenities – Do you have quick & easy access to services, groceries, restaurants and shopping?

Parks & Green space – Are there nearby walking trails, dog parks or sports fields?

Did You Know?
Every address in Edmonton has a Walk Score, which can be found at and is sometimes included on MLS listings.


For More Information

Mike Mellross

Title Senior Environmental Project Manager



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