Feelin’ Groovy

An article in the Guardian quotes a 2008 economics paper’s finding that “for a single person, exchanging a long commute for a short walk to work has the same effect on happiness as finding a new love.” Forget arguments of efficiency, environmental benefits, or cost savings – city planners should be making the case that a walkable lifestyle is a key to happiness, that elusive goal, the pursuit of which is enshrined as an unalienable right in our nation’s founding declaration.

– Will

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