Here’s an interesting story from the Corvallis Gazette-Times…
Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:48 pm
“Corvallis was one of 10 cities across the nation to be awarded a “Walk Friendly” title by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center this week.
The designation honors cities and towns for working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. The awards are funded by FedEx and the Federal Highway Administration.
Corvallis earned a bronze level designation along with the city’s of Cary and Davidson, N.C.; and Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Cities that earned gold and silver designations were: Chicago; Minneapolis, Minn.; San Francisco; Alexandria, Va.; Philadelphia; and Santa Monica, Calif.
The 10 new cities make up the second class to be added to the registry. To date, Seattle, has been the only city to earn a platinum-level Walk Friendly Community award.
The awards are modeled after the League of American Bicyclists’ “Bicycle Friendly Communities.” Corvallis also has a bicycle friendly designation and was ranked as one of the most bike-friendly small cities in the United States in 2010 by Bicycling.com.
For more information, see www.walkfriendly.org.”