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.@DanBurden on creating #walkable #communities. @Kaid_at_NRDC

Kaid Benfield, Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC Americans walk less on a regular basis than the residents of almost every other comparable country . We’re also one of the most unfit and overweight countries in the world. We need to address both issues at once by making our communities more walkable. Unfortunately, that can be a tall order in some cities and suburbs that have been designed to prioritize automobile traffic, and in which walking is inconvenient and dangerous . In the excellent video below, produced by Smart Growth America, Dan Burden explains what we need to do, with an emphasis on establishing models. You can’t find a better source of expertise on the subject: Dan is likely the nation’s most recognized authority on walkability, bicycle & pedestrian programs, street corridor & intersection design, traffic flow & calming, road diets, and oth...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/kaidbenfield/21621...

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