Boston is on its way to becoming the nation's most walkable city. This is according to a new report from Washington D.C.-based research group, Smart Growth America, and George Washington University.
Currently, Boston is ranked third behind Washington D.C. and New York City. According to the report, if current development trends hold, the most-walkable cities will be, in order: Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Miami and Atlanta. The report examined factors such as the amount of retail and office space that is friendly to visitors traveling on foot.
The report's executive summary states: "Walkable urban development is characterized by much higher density and a mix of diverse real estate types, connected to surrounding areas via multiple transportation options, such as bus and rail, bike routes, and motor vehicles. For those living or visiting a walkable urban place, everyday destinations, such as home, work, school, stores, and restaurants, are within walking distance."
To learn more about Boston's walkability, check out Walk Score.
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