Comments Off on A few factoids to enliven the conversation at your fun-filled holiday weekend activities
With all of us making plans to ride bikes, take walks, and dine outside at a favorite restaurant’s sidewalk seating on this holiday weekend, I thought I’d cite a few healthy living factoids that you can toss around at your Memorial Day BBQ:
Twenty-five percent of Americans say that traffic makes it unsafe to walk in their neighborhoods
Nearly four in ten people –38 percent — say that their communities lack outdoor places for recreation
Fifty-four percent say shopping and entertainment are not within walking distance
Forty-eight percent say bike lanes are insufficient to make biking a practical mode of transportation
Half of Americans want to live in pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, including sidewalks and crosswalks
One-fifth of Americans view walkability as a top priority.