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How Colleges Are Stepping Up Campus Walkability

A number of colleges are trying to encourage their students to walk instead of driving around the campus or the surrounding area.

In collaboration with the civic startup Walk [Your City], colleges are erecting blue signs that allow students to check the distance to on- and off-campus destinations that may be closer than they realize. The signs are interactive and have a QR code, a machine-readable optical label, which students can scan with their phones for directions to the locations advertised.

“Campus administrators paid special attention to the program after the U.S. Surgeon General issued a statement in September promoting walkable communities as a public-health strategy. Colleges and universities were specifically highlighted as a sector that can promote walkability through policy and campus design.” Read more.

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