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Most Walkable Cities: Find Out if Your Town Made the List

Jun 30, 2011 10:48AM

This year’s best Walk-Friendly Communities, recognized less for being organically hospitable and more for establishing commendable policies that encourage safe, accessible and comfortable walking are: Seattle, Washington; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Arlington and Charlottesville, Virginia; Hoboken, New Jersey; Santa Barbara, California; and Decatur, Georgia. Next best include Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Wilsonville, Oregon.

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center ( of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, and the Federal Highway Administration

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