The National Obesity Epidemic

Neal Pierce writes about the "obesity epidemic" in the U.S. and points out the obstacles facing solutions based on Smart Growth, more sidewalks, and reduced dependence on cars.
January 31, 2002, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"If the case is made to get people out of their cars, walking and biking a great deal more, the natural adversary is the auto industry's romanticization of car riding as sexy, exhilarating, luxurious. Or talk about smart growth--more compact, walkable and bikable communities, with parks, neighborhood shops, smaller community schools within easy reach. Then the adversaries range from builders of standard spread-out subdivisions to regional mall owners, from the asphalt lobbies to advocates of region-wide mega-schools."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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