Nicknamed "The Walking City", Boston hosts more pedestrian commuters than do other comparably populated cities. Owing to factors such as the compactness of the city and large student population, 13% of the population commutes by foot, making it the highest percentage of pedestrian commuters in the country out of the major American cities.
As reported in Prevent Obesity, nonprofit groups in Boston have been making concerted efforts to boost the number of people walking in the city.
"We're building a cohort of people who are interested in walkability that's beyond the usual suspects. In some ways, we think of it as marketing walking," says Wendy Landman of Walk Boston.
Read more about Walk Boston here.
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