The U.S. Is Failing At Making Its Communities More Walkable

A new report gives the country an F grade on attempts to make it easier and safer for all citizens to get places without a car.

Whether by street design, long distances between places, or more deep-seated cultural reasons, most Americans walk very little every day. That’s a shame: Public health advocates argue that moderate, informal exercise outside, including walking, is an important determinant of public health. And America’s car-centric development isn’t doing us any favors, remaining an impediment to higher levels of walking and walkability, a new report shows.

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