Have we designed our communities in such a way that we are contributing to the obesity epidemic and other health problems? The infographic designed by Chris Yoon (below) asks this question and illustrates some of the findings from a recent Pew Research study entitled, “Measuring the Health Effects of Urban Sprawl: A National Analysis.” Some of the findings include these eye-opening figures:
71% of parents of school-aged children walked or biked to school when they were young, whereas only 18% do so now.
It’s been in our hearts and on our minds for some time now… The Bridge Street Waterfront Development & Promenade finally had their opportunity to be reviewed by the Nashua Planning Board in a process that moves this one step closer to reality.
In cities everywhere, mayors and their planning staffs are designing cities that are pedestrian and bicycle-friendly. Fast-paced roads are being reworked to slow traffic. Two-lane thoroughfares are being changed to one-lane roads to allow for wider sidewalks and bicycle lanes.
Can you lend a hand with a community garden project that I am working on?
I have started a NH Non-Profit with a group of like minded folks called Gate City Community Gardens. Our goal is to increase access to community garden space in the immediate Downtown Nashua neighborhoods.
On Sunday June 17th we threw the first ever Farmer’s Dinner, a night to honor the local farmer. This dinner sold was the result of the community’s support in our going local campaign. The menu was created by local award winning chef Joe Drift of Saffron Bistro. Using all locally sourced ingredients, Joe’s menu was a huge hit with the sold out crowd.