Washington ranks #2 in walkable urbanism; Maryland and Virginia outshine other cities’ suburbs

Washington ranks #2 in walkable urbanism; Maryland and Virginia outshine other cities’ suburbs

From Greater Greater Washington

The Washington region is second in the nation in having housing and jobs in walkable places, a new report says. A real stand-out for our region, compared to other similar cities, are the walkable places even outside the center city like Silver Spring and Reston.

The report, by Christopher Leinberger and Michael Rodriguez from the George Washington University School of Business, ranks the US’s 30 largest metropolitan areas based on their “WalkUPs,” or “walkable urban places.”

Friends of White Flint looks forward to the day when the Pike District makes the list of walkable places.

Amy Ginsburg

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