Best Walking Cities in the USA

1. San Francisco, CA - Best neighborhoods to walk include: Chinatown, Financial District, and Downtown. The city government devotes 12 agencies to walking issues.
2. Portland, OR - Best walking area include Pearl District, Old Town-Chinatown, Downtown.  For more than 10 years, a Pedestrian Advisory Committee made up of residents has worked with City Council on transportation issues.
3. New York, NY - Great walking areas include Tribeca, Little Italy, Soho. New York residents log the fewest vehicle miles, thus they record the most walking miles per capita.
4. Boston, MA - Back Bay-Beacon Hill, South End, Fenway-Kenmore are just a few of the great walking area in Boston. Improvements such as longer WALK signals and bright, patterned intersections encourage more people to walk.
Seattle, WA - Pioneer Square, Downtown, and First Hill are some great place to start using your walking shoes.
6. Chicago, IL - The 18.5-mile Lakefront Path along Lake Michigan is easily accessible and connects a variety of neighborhoods.
7. Philadelphia, PA - High density of schools keep speed limits low in many neighborhoods making the streets safer for walkers.
8. Milwaukee, WI - The RiverWalk, a 3-mile walkway that winds down the Milwaukee River to Lake Michigan, connects to both downtown destinations and to state parks and trails.
9. Washington, D.C. - Washington's extensive public transit system makes it easy to hoof it around the city and its nearby suburbs.
10. Pittsburgh, PA - In order to help walker get around the city more easily, Pittsburgh appointed its first bicycle/pedestrian coordinator.