Walkable cities reduce blood pressure and hypertension risk, study finds

We already know that the walkability of a city can influence public health outcomes. This is another study showing the scientific connection between walkable places and improved health outcomes.

San Antonio has a long way to go before it is walkable, and there seems to be lacking knowledge among policy makers, city staff and council on how to create walkable built environments. It takes much more than just sidewalks and crosswalks. We need density, proximity of amenities, less priority on cars, reduced traffic speeds, road diets, and much more!

 San Antonio #32 for Walkscore for Texas cities.

San Antonio #32 for Walkscore for Texas cities.

Walkable cities reduce blood pressure and hypertension risk, study finds

The largest-ever study of the link between city walkability and blood pressure has been held up as evidence of the "intangible value of urban design" in improving long-term health outcomes, say researchers.