Lack of sidewalks is a health issue

By Amie Gray Koch, cross-posted from the Raleigh News Observer – Opinion, 25 Nov 2016 During my daily visits to ill patients throughout Durham County, it is staunchly apparent that many low income neighborhoods often predominately high in racial and ethnic minorities, have no proper functional sidewalks. As a nurse practitioner who provides home visits to patients I see a blatant …

How Vancover hit a 50% walk, bike, transit target 5 years ahead of schedule

Highlights 24% of the bike routes/network are protected, usable by people of all ages Vancouver shifted the planning for cycling from recreational and sport cycling to cycling for everything — now 10% of commuting Protected bike paths for all ages enables kids to bike and prepare for cycling from a young age There are not just many choices (e.g., carsharing, …

Five cities show the future of walkability

By Priscila Pacheco    April 20, 2015   The City Fix  Pedestrian-only zones, well-maintained sidewalks, and good traffic signage are important for strengthening a city’s walkability, as shown here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil. Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on …