Street trees increase the number of people walking on sidewalks by creating a more pleasant environment, causing drivers to reduce their speeds because more pedestrians are present.
People often walk farther on tree-lined streets because distances seem shorter when walking along greenery.
Walking down a tree-lined street has been proven to help alleviate ADHD symptoms in children.
Street trees create a barrier between sidewalks and the road, which gives pedestrians a real and perceived boost in protection.
Scale and Interest
Trees give scale to urban areas often built in conflict to human dimensions and lend interest to blank sides of buildings.