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The List: The Most Walkable Cities in America

Prevention magazine published a list of the Most Walkable Cities in America. Factors contributing to the ranking were air quality, the percentage of people who walk to work, access to parks, number of athletic shoes sold, and weather.

Here's the list:
  1. Madison, Wisconsin
  2. Austin, Texas
  3. San Francisco, California
  4. Charlotte, North Carolina
  5. Seattle, Washington
  6. Henderson, Nevada
  7. San Diego, California
  8. San Jose, California
  9. Chandler, Arizona
  10. Virginia Beach, Virginia
New York is one of my favorite places, and I'm surprised it didn't make the list. You have an amazing city, and Central Park is a walker's paradise.

I'm surprised that none of the Boardwalk Beach towns made the list. Atlantic City may be the only town big enough for their lists, and I can understand why that didn't make the top 10. Still, some of the other little Atlantic Beach towns deserved consideration.

Is your city walkable? It's probably a strange question coming from a guy in a wheelchair, but let's hear your comments.


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