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Sierra Daily

May 06, 2011

Good Places For Pedestrians

Pedpikeplace By way of Gris comes the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center’s list of the top eleven “walk friendly” cities in the United States. Seattle, Washington, heads the list. (Sure, the eco-saturated town is a ringer, but it deserves all the credit it gets. The Emerald City's pedestrian-friendly progress comes despite having the 10th-worst traffic congestion among 439 urban areas in the U.S. Just be careful on a wind-whipped wet winter day while trudging downtown, suggests this one-time resident.) 

Other top cities for pedestrians include beachy, palmy, and retiree-y Santa Barbara, California (sign me up!) and a few nice surprises, among them Hoboken, New Jersey, and Decatur, Georgia.

--Reed McManus

Image: Seattle Department of Transportation

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