Ann Arbor was recently named one of the nation's 11 most walk-friendly cities by the Pedestrian Bicycle Information Center. According to the city's transportation program manager, 15.6% of Ann Arbor residents now walk to work. The results from a 2005 survey show that this rate is over 6 times of just under the national average of 2.5%. You can read the full article here.
We can be proud that so many Michigan communities are recognized on a national level for promoting and implementing many of the assets that we talk about as part of our 21c3 program. Their importance cannot be over emphasized in their role to attract talent and businesses to our communities!
Colleen Layton is Director of Policy Development for the Michigan Municipal League. She can be reached at 734-669-6320 or by firstname.lastname@example.org.