Many of us, and most city planners, love the idea of walking to work. But where is it actually happening? Check out this site for data geeks, city-data.com (h/t Sam Smith).
There are three towns in the US of over 5,000 people where more than half of the people walk to work: West Point NY (58%), Air Force Academy CO (56%), and Fort Gordon GA (53%).
The top three walking towns over 10,000 population: Storrs CT (45%), Amherst Center MA (42%), and Ithaca NY (41%).
In Illinois: North Chicago (27%).
Are college campuses and military bases the wave of the future — or a signal of the difficulties of encouraging this lifestyle among the general population? I’m not sure they’re everybody’s cup of tea, but I can think of worse models.