Have you ever walked on a narrow sidewalk along a busy road with nothing but a 6″ curb between you and distracted drivers, fearfully mumbling to yourself, please don’t hit me, please don’t hit me? How often have you had to dodge telephone poles, inconveniently-placed parking meters, and lights while you stroll?…Read More
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What if you could reach everything you could possibly need within 20 minutes of leaving your front door? This is a movement that is stretching across the globe – from Melbourne, Australia, to Portland, Oregon – and is exactly what we’re talking about for little ol’ White Flint, Maryland. A 20-minute neighborhood offers food, schools, parks and transit within a short walk from your home. …Read More
TED Talks recently released a video from April 2013 of Mick Cornett, the mayor of Oklahoma City, discussing the healthy transformation his city recently experienced. Mayor Cornett speaks about how his city, once named by Men’s Health Magazine as one of the fattest cities in America, was able to lose a collective million pounds through the use of a few strategies.…Read More
At the moment, our car-centric area may not feel the most friendly to people wanting to get around in other ways. This will improve over time as the redevelopment’s infrastructure is built out. But, that’s a lengthy proposition. What about folks who want to walk instead of drive now?
Although the major overhaul of a road is a multi-year, big bucks process, there are some fixes for pedestrian safety that can be made quickly by our county and state Departments of Transportation. …Read More