Tag Archives: walkability

Do our college communities pass the walkability test?


In a nutshell, the answer is largely a resounding NO. Below is a list of American college communities with their walkability score for 2014 as compiled by walkscore.com. The overall rating was used for each community as students tend to live, shop, … Continue reading

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Refuge along highways from hell


In an excellent and succinct brochure, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) notes the following ten benefits of raised medians and pedestrian safety refuge areas in the center of roadways. According to the document; “on average, a pedestrian is killed in a … Continue reading

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Pharmacy drive-thru’s – a bad prescription for patient health?


As our society has become more sedentary, obesity and its many health complications have become more pronounced throughout the nation. Therefore, it seems wholly inconsistent for retailers who specialize in products to improve your health and for pharmacists abiding by their oath, to … Continue reading

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Is your city walkable?


A 2011 walkability comparison of the 2,500 largest communities in the United States was recently released by walkscore.com. Details on how this comprehensive database was formulated are available thorough this weblink. For the 2,500 communities, the national average score was 43 … Continue reading

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