31 May '11, 7pm

Long Commutes Kill People

Photo credit: Wyscan via Flickr /CC BY Add this to Treehugger's perennial pitch that denser, walkable neighborhoods are not only more sustainable, but lead to generally improved lives : Commuting literally kills you. Slate's Annie Lowery has a brilliant piece on why long commutes aren't merely soul-crushing -- they're drivers of obesity, stress, and neck pain, too. Here's the takeaway: Given the choice between that cramped apartment and the big house, we focus on the tangible gains offered by the latter. We can see that extra bedroom. We want that extra bathtub. But we do not often use them. And we forget that additional time in the car is a constant, persistent, daily burden--if a relatively invisible one. Do not take it lightly. People who say, "My commute is killing me!" are not exaggerators. They are realists. There's a reason that young home-buyers are flocking to com...

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