Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Walkable Cobble Hill

This article already made the rounds last week but it's worth sharing here now too far all who missed it.  We all know NYC is a pretty walkable place and even with an inadequately funded mass transit system and a still growing bicycle infrastructure, its density still allows many people to regularly rely on two feet rather than two wheels. WalkScore is a system that rates and promotes that ability because
  • People in walkable neighborhoods weigh 6-10 lbs less.
  • Walkable places make you happier and healthier.
  • Short commutes reduce stress and increase community involvement.
Cobble Hill and the adjacent neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, both reached the city's highest scores - 98 out of 100. Congrats Cobble Hill!

To read more check out the L Magazine's write up... and visit Walk Score's website & breakdown.

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