Karen Wolf and Richard Gelb are senior urban planning advisers "who have been involved for the past two years in a King County study about making city and suburban neighborhoods more walkable. County Executive Ron Sims commissioned the research funded in part by a Federal Transit Administration grant.
...'Costco or any big-box store isn't the answer,' said Wolf, Sims' senior adviser for land use. 'It's not about square feet as much as a number of different stores and services.'
One reason, quipped Wolf, is that people don't necessarily like walking home with a '16-roll tissue package on their backs.' "