What is the most walkable city in the US? Immediately some famous ones enter our mind: New York, San Francisco, our very own Chicago. Would you be surprised to learn that Washington D.C. was recently ranked most walkable?
Yes, Washington D.C. is the most walkable metropolitan area in the U.S., according to a report by George Washington University and Smart Growth America. (http://mobilitylab.org/2014/08/14/suburbs-the-secret-to-d-c-s-soaring-walkability/#sthash.04) Most striking was that it was the redevelopment and planning of D.C.s suburbs that placed it over the edge.
Look around your neighborhood, have you witnessed behavior being taken to make your areas more walkable and safer for pedestrians? Or have you seen the expansion of road widths, the deterioration of sidewalks, and the inflation of speed limits in communities where families, schools, parks, and small business reside?