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Posts Tagged ‘Walkability’

Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros

Friday, June 20th, 2014
U.S. Metropolitan Land Use Options

SMART GROWTH AMERICA

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Measuring Sprawl

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
TABLE 1 Most compact, connected metro areas, nationally

SMART GROWTH AMERICA
Some places in the United States are sprawling out and some places are building in compact, connected ways. The difference between these two strategies affects the lives of millions of Americans.

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Maximizing Walkability, Diversity and Educational Equity in U.S. Schools

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
schools

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CHANGELAB SOLUTIONS
With childhood obesity at an all-time high, many health advocates are calling for greater access to walkable schools as an important element of a comprehensive approach for addressing this epidemic. Children who can safely walk or bicycle to and from school can build physical activity into their daily routine. In 1969, about half (48 percent) of K-8th grade students walked or bicycled to school. By 2009, only 13 percent did so. Many factors, including schools’ locations, have led to this decrease in children walking and biking to and from school.

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Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centers: Walking and Bicycling in Small Towns and Rural America

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centers: Walking and Bicycling in Small Towns and Rural America

RAILS TO TRAILS CONSERVANCY
Some commentators and decision-makers have long assumed that biking and walking are strictly a “big city” phenomenon, and that rural America can’t benefit substantially from bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure. Previous research has found that rural Americans walk and bicycle at 58 percent of the rate that urban Americans do. However, the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tell a different story.

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Walk Score: The 10 Most Walkable Cities

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Walk Score

Walk Score has released its 2011 list of the 10 Most Walkable Cities. Walk Score ranks the walkability of the 50 largest states in the United States. The Walk Score Algorithm Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking. Walk Score uses a patent-pending […]

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Video: Walkable Portland

Friday, May 20th, 2011

A review of the walkability index scores of Portland neighborhoods by City Planner Radcliffe Dacanay.

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