Lila can easily get to Michael's or her haircut shop. Patricia can walk to Ballston Mall and the drug store. Older adults, aged 75 and higher, take 20 percent more trips than the same demographic populations in more suburban areas. The health benefits associated with this improved mobility through transit-oriented development are voluminous.
The video above details the amazing options for getting around Arlington County, Virginia, which is featured as a "best practice" locale by the American Association of Retired Persons. The video is produced by AARP’s Public Policy Institute in collaboration with Streetfilms.
This blog post was originally published at Mobility Lab.