Like Atlantic Cities, I love that headline.
That’s according to a new study from the Seattle Children’s Research Institute that looked at GIS data from neighborhoods in San Diego and Seattle (via Walkonomics). … The study, one of the largest of its kind to date, looked at neighborhood walkability, access to parks and other recreational facilities, supermarket availability, and concentration of fast food restaurants.
Full study here: “Obesogenic Neighborhood Environments, Child and Parent Obesity: The Neighborhood Impact on Kids Study” Co-authored by Vancouver’s Larry Frank among others.
And while we’re over at Atlantic Cities (what a great site!), here’s A Data-Driven Case for Walkability that in turn references two brochures by WalkBoston that collates a lot of the data and arguments which, in one place, make the case for active transportation.