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1. n. something easy. (see also cakewalk, sleepwalk.) That game was a walk!
2. in. to walk out on someone; to quit a job. They had a big fight, and he walked.
3. in. to walk away from something unharmed. It couldn’t have been much of an accident. Both drivers walked.
4. in. to get out of prison; to get off from a criminal charge. (Underworld.) They thought they had Spike on a vice rap, but he walked.
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Walk Boston, a Massachusetts-wide organization, invites local planners, transportation engineers and local politicians to participate in its regular "walk audits," giving the policymakers who can make improvements to walkability a ground-level view and hands-on assessment of a neighborhood's walkability.
On the revenue side, more compact development can increase the tax base by permitting more improvements on a given amount of land and via the higher return that can be realized when a walkability premium is generated.
This first ever research with Walk Score and street connectivity confirms the previous findings about the role of walkability in reducing obesity at the community level (Frank, Andresen, and Schmid 2004).
A walkability index was used to assess built environment characteristics around residential postal codes that may influence opportunities for physical activity.
Cities afoot--pedestrians, walkability, and urban design.
Our Walkability programme works with a wide range of groups who have overcome a range of disabilities and been helped to kick-start a desire to get outdoors - our experience backs up increasingly strong evidence of the clear mental and physical benefits of walking.
Examples of these strategies include the use of walkability assessments, photovoice, and community meetings.
A coalition of landowners and Fairfax County officials worked to double allowable density, create more walkability and capitalize on a connection to Metro's new Silver Line.
Walk Score calculates the walkability of any address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc.
The loss of the corner store, I opined in a chapter on walkability for the book, Beyond the Car: Essays on the Car Culture (1995), caused us to compensate by making our houses bigger to accommodate the less frequent trips for food.
the town of Greensburg, Kansas, which was obliterated by a tornado on May 4, 2007 (95% of homes and businesses destroyed), is rebuilding as a model of sustainability, including highly efficient Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum designation for all city buildings, significant walkability and the use of wind energy and solar panels.
If a community's walk score is good, consider posting it and using walkability as an additional amenity.
To find out how walkable or bikeable your community is, download the Walkability and Bikeabiltiy Checklists at: http://www.
In fact, walkability is a stronger factor than gender and the same as ethnicity when it comes to determinants of adolescent physical activity.
Dispersed development seldom accommodates transit use or walkability, requiring people to depend on their cars for mobility--a primary generator of health-endangering ozone pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.