Category Archives: walkability

earth day: pick your battles

Today is Earth Day, so lots of attention is being paid to earth-friendly efforts. Fortunately, the interest in energy-saving and CO2-reducing efforts is increasing every day. But really, isn’t it Earth Day every day? Since the topic of this blog … Continue reading

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walker’s paradise: city vs suburban

When I lived in the city, my Walk Score was 92. Definitely a Walker’s Paradise (their definition), except that I lived at the top of a very steep hill. (So when I was hobbling around on crutches with a broken … Continue reading

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farmer’s market on a bicycle

“What’s for dinner?”  That’s the central organizing question for Michael Pollan’s brilliant book on the U.S. food system, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. And today, I had a spectacular personal experience of the growing alternatives to the mainstream industrial food system that … Continue reading

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“local” farmer’s market

I used to drive almost 12 miles round trip, mostly on city streets, to go to a farmer’s market the Alemany Market in San Francisco.  They have a great selection–including organic and pesticide-free farmed–and a festival-like atmosphere I like.  But, … Continue reading

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Slow Food in San Francisco

This Labor Day Weekend, the Slow Food movement is coming to San Francisco, which means taking the traditional holiday eating to new heights of celebration and examination. There will be many events that address a variety of Everyday Sustainable aspects … Continue reading

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streets for people (not cars)

Sunday Streets are coming to San Francisco! I grew up in a Chicago suburb that was developed pre-automobile. That meant the streets were narrow and cars could only be parked on one side of the street.  And it meant a … Continue reading

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is your neighborhood to blame for your weight?

Heavy? Your neighborhood may be to blame Those built before 1950 help keep you skinnier by encouraging walking A new study found that the year your neighborhood was built may be just as important as diet and exercise for shedding … Continue reading

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