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Taking Steps Towards Walkability

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High Trestle Trail Bridge across the Des Moines River

Research shows that living in a walkable community is good for your health, good for your kids, and good for the local economy, but it can be a struggle for cities to develop infrastructure towards better walkability.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe hosts a discussion on what it means for a community to be walkable, the impact it can have, the barriers to walkability, as well as the pros and cons of skywalk systems.

Guests on today’s program include:

Speck will be in Iowa next week, speaking at the Iowa City Public Library on Monday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa