Today’s Headlines

  • The criteria for the Prevention magazine ‘most walkable’ rating are bunk. They include ‘number of athletic shoes sold,’ and the rest favor small cities. There’s nothing that comes close to ‘number of miles that an average person walks in a week doing everyday tasks,’ and ‘ease of everyday walking,’ which would be the top measures in my book.

  • In our transportation survey, Upper Green Side found that 79% of local residents walk to their local grocery stores and the next highest was 6% that get it delivered, much of that is by hand cart too. Only a few percent drove to buy groceries. I would put that as a major metric. Walking access to basics like food, pharmacy, essential retail should be the basis of a walking society.

    That said, a majority of people were bothered by noise when out shopping in the local area.