by Marlene Berlin
How much we move throughout the day depends on our environment. How we structure our indoor and outdoor environment to encourage movement is important to our health.
We are fortunate in Forest Hills to have sidewalks and hiking trails as well as easy access to buses and Metro. This is a transportation-rich environment that encourages us to walk. The big challenge for us is to make room for bikes, another active form of transportation, without jeopardizing the quality of the walking environment.
New Mexico Avenue, after much controversy, is getting bike lanes. How can we add bikes to our own transportation infrastructure? What are your ideas?