Many recent studies have shown that billboards have a negative effect on traffic safety.1 What's more, they've been shown to lower property values within 500 ft by $30,000.2

Property values go up when they're farther away from cell towers.3

Bike paths, parks, and libraries increase nearby property values by more than $80,000.2 A study by the Knight Foundation found that the way a town looks is one of the top reasons people give for feeling attached to their community.4

And that's ignoring all of the less tangible benefits of careful development, including:
- Environmental Conservation
- History and Culture
- Aesthetic Value
- Spiritual Value5