What is a walkable community, anyway?

Better Cities & Towns recently published a great article describing 'walkability' (sometimes referred to as 'livability').

According to Former US Transportation Secretary (and Republican) Ray LaHood, a walkable community is "a community where you can take kids to school, go to work, see a doctor, go to the grocery store, have dinner and a movie, and play with your kids in a park, all without having to get into a car.”

Sounds a lot like Downtown East Stroudsburg, doesn't it?

Of course with that comes a lot of freedom, enjoyment, health, and value. Yes, value. Improving the walkability of a community improves the value of both the homes and businesses in that community.

Read the full article here.