Walk More, Reduce Hospitalization by 30%, Save Two Billion Dollars

The excellent work that Dr. Larry Frank is undertaking at the University of British Columbia has been reinforcing the importance of walkable cities and places to keep citizens mentally sound, emotionally happy, and physically fit. The  Australian journal “The Conversation” has now joined into the conversation and asks a simple question-what would happen if EVERYONE built 8,800…

Why Cities and Walking Go Hand In Hand

  When I visit a new city I always inquire at a hotel or information booth for a walking route that will help me understand the place. I love walking in cities. It is a way to understand the rhythm of the place, to find out what is important and valued by the locals, and…

TEDx: The Transformative Power of Walking

I  was so excited to be asked to speak in Carson City Nevada. It was a different experience, memorizing your talk and speaking on a television set with five cameras. The event was sold out, and there was an overflow theatre that accommodated an additional four hundred people. I came away inspired by the many…

Data show that distracted walking is a non-issue and isn’t growing

From Treehugger: “I have been writing a lot lately about various campaigns to stop distracted walking, to ban texting and walking, and to even stop walking and talking as a distraction. Invariably, I am deluged in comments about how walking and texting while crossing a street is dumb and dangerous, and doing it on the…

Janette Sadik-Khan in Vancouver: Shaking up the status quo

Janette Sadik-Khan came to Vancouver on March 24 with  publicist Seth Solomonow to promote her new book “Streetfight”, a Handbook for an urban evolution. Janette is now working with  Bloomberg Associates and bringing her strong urban placemaking skills to cities around the world. http://www.jsadikkhan.com/streetfight-the-book.html Sadik-Khan was the Transportation Commissioner for New York City from 2007…

City of Vancouver, CP Rail reach agreement on Arbutus Corridor

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The City of Vancouver and CP Rail have reached an agreement on the Arbutus Corridor lands. It will see the corridor turned into a shared pathway. The City is billing it as a way to connect parks and people. The City says there is also the possibility of a future light…