Walking http://wesa.fm en Study Says Walkability Attracts Millenials http://wesa.fm/post/study-says-walkability-attracts-millenials <p>Pittsburgh has been ranked one of the nation’s most walkable cities for years, but a new study suggests if the city wants to attract young talent, it needs to be even more walkable.</p><p>According to a report released by the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University, Pittsburgh is a city of “moderate walkable urbanism,” meaning more than 70 percent of walkable urban office and retail space is located in the central city.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 32039 at http://wesa.fm Take a Walk to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke http://wesa.fm/post/take-walk-reduce-risk-heart-disease-stroke <p>Wednesday is National Walking Day, and organizers in Pittsburgh are hoping to get people in the good habit of taking a daily constitutional as warmer spring weather begins in the region.</p><p>Sandy McCurdy, board member of the American Heart Association, said walking is the easiest way to reduce one's risk for heart disease and stroke — two diseases that account for a combined 870,000 deaths in the United States each year.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Noah Brode & Deanna Garcia 7065 at http://wesa.fm