It's not necessarily teenagers' fault that they're not more active, researchers say.
A surprising number of parents are concerned about traffic. "They don't want their kids to go out because traffic is so bad. There's no safe place to cross the street".
We allowed the designing out of pedestrians in most cities. We have created spaces that are almost impassable on foot.
Nashville has been guilty of this design mistake. We also suffer from > 30% obesity in our city population. With obesity, comes multiple co-morbidities - all very expensive to the individual and the community at large.
So, why not change this?
Shade Parade is dedicated to increasing access to sidewalks in Nashville