04 May '11, 10pm

11 U.S. cities honored as ‘walk-friendly’: Seattle ranks first

11 U.S. cities honored as ‘walk-friendly’: Seattle ranks first

is a new, national recognition program developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to place a high priority on supporting safer walking environments. Regular readers know that I write a lot about walkability, because it expresses so many things we look for in sustainable places: health and fitness, a richness of destinations within walking distance, street connectivity, sidewalks, even a sense of community and place. A neighborhood or community whose residents, workers, and visitors find it useful, convenient, safe, and pleasant to walk, and do so regularly, is likely to be environmentally friendly in other ways as well.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/infrastructure/2011-05-04-11-u.s.-ci...

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