A Thumbs Up for Portland’s Street Grid

A recent study (sadly, one you have to pay for to get the full report), suggests that a compact street grid supports greater levels of physical activity and leads to better health outcomes.

Three cheers for 200 foot blocks!


3 Responses to A Thumbs Up for Portland’s Street Grid

  1. ted
    January 6, 2015 at 8:47 pm Link

    Perversely, it’s also really inefficient in terms of land: http://www.planetizen.com/node/54477

  2. SEAN
    January 7, 2015 at 1:06 pm Link

    I’m not surprised about this at all. check http://www.walkscore.com for additional info that will back this up & then some.

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