Corvallis Earns Kudos for Walkability

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

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