Prevention Magazine has rated America’s most walkable cities!

Chicago is #5

Columbus, OH is #21

The latter rating makes me think that their criteria need improvement … it seems to be geared toward recreational walking (parks, trails, etc., which Columbus certainly has a lot of) rather than day-to-day commuting.  In Columbus, most areas of the city are not overly walkable – exceptions would be OSU campus area/Short North/Clintonville, Grandview, and maybe parts of Upper Arlington and Worthington, provided you live near the old downtowns.

Nevertheless, seeing it not too far down the same list as New York and Boston (cities which are indeed walkable) is exciting!  The article even mentions the Seurat “Sunday Afternoon” topiary garden.

"Sunday Afternoon" Topiary Garden, near the old School for the Blind in downtown Columbus, OH

"Sunday Afternoon" Topiary Garden, near the old School for the Blind in downtown Columbus, OH

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