National Stories of Walkability
Step it up!
“Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities aims to get Americans walking and wheelchair rolling for the physical activity needed to help prevent and reduce their risk of chronic diseases and premature death.”
Ugly by Law
“Cities have established parking regulations, often called off-street parking minimums, for each possible land use…This photo essay looks at some of the ugly architecture in Cascadia that has resulted from parking minimums.”
The Inequitable Toll of Pedestrian Deaths
“Not everyone is affected equally by dangerous walking conditions in America. Elderly and minority populations are at the greatest risk, researchers found.”
Young Americans Lead Trend to Driving Less
“Driving could remain below its 2007 peak through 2040, even though the population is expected to grow by 21 percent.”
New York Times
Does This Neighborhood Make Me Look Fat?
“There’s a strong relationship between neighborhood planning and health.”
The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration
“As a third-grade pupil, if you exercise and bike to school, your ability to concentrate increases to the equivalent of someone half a year further in their studies.”
Sedentary in the City
“How the design of our cities can keep us fit – or fat.”
The Secret to Losing Weight…
Walking is the winner!
A New U.S. Grand Strategy
“Why walkable communities, sustainable economics, and multilateral diplomacy are the future of American power.”