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Pittsburgh ranks third for walking workers

The Census Bureau recently reported that Pittsburgh ranked in the top three large cities in the United States for the percentage of people who walk to work. Coming in third place behind Boston and Washington D.C., 11.3 percent of Pittsburgh’s workforce commutes to work on foot.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that the Census Bureau found walking rates to be higher in both larger and smaller cities that are college towns.

Brian McKenzie, the Census Bureau sociologist who authored the report, pointed to community support as a reason for higher walking and biking rates.

"In recent years, many communities have taken steps to support more transportation options, such as bicycling and walking," McKenzie told the Pittsburgh Business Times.
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