Unwalkable U.S.A.

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance gave the United States an F for walkability because of its lack of pedestrian infrastructure.
October 6, 2017, 8am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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The United States has a long history as a car-centric country. This makes Americans heavier, their streets more dangerous, and, what's more, "America’s car-centric development isn’t doing us any favors, remaining an impediment to higher levels of walking and walkability, a new report shows," Ben Schiller reports for Fast Company.

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA), which grades cities on their walkability, gave the country a failing grade for walkability. "The U.S. gets an overall F grade for biking and walking projects, because less than 30% of states meet the standard of $5.26 per state resident funding for such infrastructure," reports Schiller.

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Published on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Fast Company
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