25 Jun '14, 5pm

Study: Do urban walking and making money go hand-in-hand? #green

Study: Do urban walking and making money go hand-in-hand? #green

Missing Persons famously sang that Nobody Walks In LA all the way back in 1982. But, according to one report, the times they are a changing. More people will soon be walking in that car-centric city than they do now, the theory goes. Just like they will in Boston, Miami, Atlanta and Detroit. A report from the George Washington University School of Business' Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis ranked the 30 largest US metropolitan areas by walkability, and placed Washington, DC, atop its list. DC was followed by Boston, New York and San Francisco, with Chicago coming in at number 5. Rankings were obtained by measuring the percentage of commercial real estate space located within so-called "walkable urban spaces." Cities like Tampa, Phoenix and Orlando came in at the bottom of the list. Lots of people are taking their walking talents to South Beach. Things get more int...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2014/06/25/do-urban-walking-and...

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