Looks like Boston got knocked off its top spot, walkability-wise, according to this article on the new Brookings Institute report.
- A report by a venerable think tank, the Brookings Institution, declared yesterday that Boston is, in fact, not number one. Brookings instead bestowed top honors on the nation's capital, saying Washington D.C.'s urban planners have created "the national model of walkable urban growth."
Boston ranked second, ahead of San Francisco, Denver, and Portland, Ore.
The response from Boston officials was confusion, then indignation. (Some noted that Brookings is based in Washington. Coincidence?)
Other cities may be more walkable, but I'd be willing to bet more people walk in Boston than in other cities. Why? If you've ever driven in Boston, you wouldn't have to ask, trust me!