WEEKLY WALK AROUND THE NEWS

Posted by Zoe Harris and Drew DeVitis

 

Local

 

Seattle will install traffic cameras at five more schools in June to enforce a 20 mph limit during arrival and departure. The sites are Roxhill Elementary, Holy Family School, Dearborn Park Elementary, Bailey-Gatzert Elementary, and Eckstein Middle School. 

 

The Seattle Department of Transportation is hosting an open house to discuss the Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge project. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd at Olympic View Elementary from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

 

Seattle is the seventh fittest city in the country according to a report by American College of Sports Medicine, which uses walkability and the rate of walking commuters as factors to rank urban areas.

 

National

 

A news report from Preservation Green Lab titled Older, Smaller, Better: Measuring How the Character of Buildings and Blocks Influences Urban Vitality finds that neighborhoods containing a mix of older, smaller buildings of different ages support greater levels of positive economic and social activity.

 

Kaid Benfield from the National Resource Defense Council describes the key elements that make