Low speed limits and lots of schools earned Philadelphia the No. 4 spot among the 25 Best Walking Cities, reports Prevention magazine.
Top honors were awarded to San Francisco (#1), Boston (#2), New York City (#3), Philadelphia (#4), and Chicago (#5). New for 2009:
A list of 15 “honorable mentions” for cities that are best for families, nature walks, fitness walkers, and walking commuters.
Metro areas were evaluated based on 19 criteria including population density per square mile, use of mass transit, crime rates, and square miles of local and state parks. Prevention, APMA, and Sperling’s Best Places also consulted with a panel of nationally recognized experts in the field of walking communities.
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