Lessons from an unwalkable city

Wayne Curtis is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and is working on a book about the history of walking in America.

He has written an article about one of the least walking friendly cities in the country – Las Vegas, Nevada.

I know of what he speaks. I lived in Las Vegas for 10 years and you could recreationally walk around your neighborhood if you wanted (not much interest in doing that) but you could never really walk to work or a grocery store or any other destination.

But there are encouraging signs. Las Vegas is tackling some small changes that can help make the city a little bit more welcoming to walkers.

Changing that built environment won’t be easy. Just think what we can accomplish in our city that already has some “very good bones.”



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