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Walkability: It's About Experience

The Surgeon General's call to action, Step It Up, asks us all to get moving. And that to do that, to clear the hurdles to walkable, bikeable, rollable places. We knew that sitting is the new smoking, and now we have the full admonition to go with it.
September 15, 2015, 6am PDT | Hazel Borys
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"We are excited to see the high level of understanding in the Surgeon General’s Step It Up call to action last week, to promote walking and walkable communities."

"The Surgeon General points out that design and land use are critical components to increasing walkability, but leaves it up to all of us to define what walkability means at home. Working in the delightfully walkable neighborhoods in and around Portland this week, we are reminded of three key elements that create a walkable neighborhood: it has to be entertaining, feel safe, and provide meaningful destinations."

Susan Henderson goes on to talk about what makes up these three elements, using her Portland photos as illustrations of how to step it up.

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Published on Monday, September 14, 2015 in PlaceShakers
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