What Makes Barnstable, Mass., a Thinner City Than Rockford, Ill.?
What Makes Barnstable, Mass., a Thinner City Than Rockford, Ill.? Apparently commuting habits, education, and income. They’re the usual suspects, sure, and at least two of them a city can’t do much about. But you know what? Commuting habits can be changed — look at Atlantic Cities‘ example of Oklahoma City, an urban area that grew its sidewalks, added bike trails, and ultimately lost a collective million pounds. Sure makes Mayor Menino’s efforts to get us on our bikes seem like a better idea than ever. [Atlantic Cities]