Monday, March 5, 2007

Livable streets are healthy streets

No surprise, pedestrian-friendly streets are healthier streets because they promote walking.

From a study of walking patterns by the Center for the Advancement of Health (published in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine):

People are more likely to go for a walk in areas with four-way intersections and a large number of shops and businesses as possible destinations.
Density = less obesity.

Of course, density also means lower energy consumption and a smaller carbon footprint.

From Tapped.

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