A new report from the Brookings Institution ranks the 30 largest U.S. metro areas according to the number of walkable places per capita.
"The report ranks the Washington region first among the country's major metropolitan areas..."
"Christopher B. Leinberger, a real estate developer and visiting fellow at Brookings, set out to quantify the walkability trend by counting the number of "regional-serving walkable urban places" in each of the 30 biggest metropolitan areas in the country. "Regional-serving" means the place is not just a bedroom community, but has jobs, retail or cultural institutions that bring in people who don't live there.
Leinberger, who also teaches urban planning at the University of Michigan, counted 157 such "walkable places"...The Tampa, Fla., area was the only one without a single place on his list."