A new report from Smart Growth America determines which U.S. cities are moving fastest towards becoming "walkable urbanism,” which are denser cities where walking walking, cycling, or transit are more practical than driving.
Fast Co. Exist offered insight into the report. New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco were among the cities easiest to get around by foot. Portland, Atlanta, and Denver were also considered walkable. Detroit, Phoenix, and Miami are improving in terms of walkability, and San Diego, Dallas, and Las Vegas are essentially car-reliant.
Walkable places, according to Fast Co. Exist, command a higher rent premium than drivable places, and walkable places are found to be more socially equitable.