This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

I’m glad to see that King County Public Health is talking up“healthy places to live” as part of its messaging: “we can work together to make sure everyone has the opportunity to move more with parks, sidewalks and bike paths in all neighborhoods.”

Walkable, bikeable communities are a public health issue. ┬áThere’s only so much you can do to promote healthy living if people are living car-dependent lifestyles.