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Stapleton encouraging walking

Thursday, June 10, 2010 Leave a Comment

NPR says that Stapleton is a rare exception to the major ailment of modern life: too much sitting on our butts. Sitting in cars, sitting in front of computers all day, sitting in front of the TV all night. Our neighborhood, with all its sidewalks, bike trails and parks, encourages people to get out of their cars.

"There are more strollers in Stapleton than cars," the report says.

Westword says it's more an ad than a news story, but that might just be because we're in Denver, where thee fitness levels skew high anyway.

I do see lots of stroller moms out, but I have to say the one thing I don't see much of is kids walking to and from school -- at least not to Bill Roberts. Am I wrong on that?


  • Anonymous said:  

    i think quite a few kids do walk or ride bikes to bill roberts. the kids on our block walked (biked, or scootered) to school every day last year (not necessarily home), but we are also lucky enough to live equal distance from either westerly or roberts. being on the edge of the neighborhood does make it a bit harder for some folks, with more major streets to cross. lots of kids take the bus.

    next year, they are starting the 'boltage' program (formerly 'friker' a.k.a. frequent biker) - where kids track and log how often they walk or ride to school and earn a variety of incentives the more they do!