Washington, D.C. ranks number one in walkability

Washington, D.C. recently beat out New York City and earned the number-one spot as the most walkable metropolitan area in the U.S.

What’s the secret to Washington’s walkability? A recent report by Smart Growth America shows that the growth of  “walkable suburbs” like Old Town Alexandria, Bethesda, and even Tysons is expanding throughout the region.

“Many of America’s traditionally car-dominated suburbs are being transformed into walkable urban places (or WalkUPs),” says Chris Leinberger, Smart Growth America.

The Takoma area is another great example of communities that promote walkability and a car-light lifestyle.

Check out the full article in Mobility Lab to learn more about how the Washington area’s regional goal of achieving greater walkability is shaping the development of mixed-used neighborhoods.


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