Lawrence, Kansas Takes Top Walkability Honors

<p>Lawrence, Kansas has been named the most walkable city in Kansas, and the 38th most walkable destination in America. However, city officials are not resting on their laurels.</p>
March 19, 2008, 11am PDT | Mike Lydon
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"It was a free and furry Tuesday morning adventure for 2-year-old Eoghan Greenwell who was walking along Massachusetts Street with his mother.

A fellow walker with a tiny, kid-friendly dog stopped to give the excited toddler a chance to pet its snout.

'Oh, so soft,' Eoghan's mother, Alix Stephan, said as she petted the dog and the young boy bear hugged her leg.

Certainly not a life-changing event, but still a welcome diversion that wouldn't have been possible had Stephan and her son not been out for a stroll.

'Something like that would never happen in a car,' Stephan said. 'That's what I really love about walking. In some strange sort of way it does little things to bring a community together.'"

Thanks to Sandy Sorlien

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Published on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 in Lawrence Journal-World & News
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