17 June 2009
Walkability = waste
DCStreetsBlog highlights the new effort to prevent walkability. More specifically, opponents of the poposed health care plan are labeling programs that promote more paved sidewalks and jungle gyms as "new wasteful programs" as a means for fighting the bill's passage. They are also opposing the support of farmers markets. Meanwhile, the literature has shown the relevance of the built environment to fitness and ultimately reducing healthcare costs.