Ann Arbor only city in Michigan named to national walk-friendly communities list
Ann Arbor has made the "gold level" on a list of walk-friendly communities maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center's Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.
The organization said Ann Arbor made the list because of its "outstanding planning practices, excellent sidewalk network, and walking volumes."
Ann Arbor is one of 11 communities on the list. Seattle attained the highest level, platinum. Arlington, Va.; Hoboken, N.J., and Santa Barbara, Calif., also made the gold level.
Six other communities were designated as silver or bronze. None are in Michigan.
The center said it evaluated communities that applied for the list "in several categories related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort."