Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Welcome to our "Walkable Community Blog"

Finally after entirely too long we have our Walkable Communities blog up and going. The idea is to create a place for residents, business owners, public officials (just about anyone) who utilizes their neighborhood by foot or on two wheels the opportunity to share events, discussions, information, photos, opinions etc. related to Walkable Communities here in the Pacific Northwest.

Our hope is that this forum will become a positive place that both provides information and fosters community and maybe even elicits change for the better.

To start things off lets define what a “Walkable Community” is:

From my perspective a Walkable Community is where there are a variety of home choices located within close “walkable” proximity to the services and amenities that sustain residents. For example, such services could include retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, employment, schools, parks, libraries, etc.

For a second and more official opinion, Wikipedia defines walkability as "The extent to which the built environment is friendly to the presence of people living, shopping, visiting, enjoying or spending time in an area".

Thanks for taking time to check us out and we look forward to hearing from you!!!


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