REPORT RANKS WALKABLE URBAN PLACES IN 30 LARGEST US METROPOLITAN AREAS

Smart Growth America has released research, ”Foot Traffic Ahead 2016″ (http://bit.ly/28E4ShJ), looking at walkable urban development in the nation’s largest metro areas. The report examined 619 regionally significant walkable urban places—or WalkUPs—in the country’s 30 largest metro areas. It ranks these areas based on the amount of commercial and multi-family rental development in WalkUPs, and uses a series of social equity metrics such as housing costs, transportation costs, and access to jobs to understand the relationship between walkability and social equity. The report ranks which metros are making the most of their current development, which are positioned to be most walkable in the future, and which rank best for social equity. Check it out at: http://bit.ly/2aLSowp