US, Florida: Downtown Must Walk The Walk

The Brookings Institution, the Washington, D.C.-based think tank, released a survey of the top 30 metropolitan areas regarding the ranking on the per capita number of regionally significant walkable urban places in their regions. The results for the Tampa-St. Petersburg area - dead last.

There was not one place in the region where you could live, work and play within walking distance that is at critical mass. Certainly there are many places that are up and coming; downtown St Petersburg, Ybor City, the Channel District, Hyde Park and, of course, downtown Tampa.

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