Cascadia Scorecard Released

The Sightline Institute released their 2006 Cascadia Report Card yesterday. This is the third in their series of annual report cards on the health of our greater region (an area containing watersheds in parts of Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and Alaska).

While there is no transportation grade per se, the report card includes a section on energy (energy use is actually leveling off) and this year had a special chapter on sprawl and health (PDF, 359K). It’s clear that more compact neighborhoods also enjoyed better health (and less obesity). This is true in all parts of the region, although British Columbia is the clear leader.
The Sightline Institute released their 2006 Cascadia Report Card yesterday. This is the third in their series of annual report cards on the health of our greater region (an area containing watersheds in parts of Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and Alaska).

While there is no transportation grade per se, the report card includes a section on energy (energy use is actually leveling off) and this year had a special chapter on sprawl and health (PDF, 359K). It’s clear that more compact neighborhoods also enjoyed better health (and less obesity). This is true in all parts of the region, although British Columbia is the clear leader.

There is also a brief Oregon-specific scorecard (PDF, 64K).

My favorite set of graphics compares where a one-mile walk will take you in two Seattle-area neighborhoods. Death to the cul-de-sac!

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