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The case for building better places to walk and bike

Jean O'Callaghan, Naomi Bell and Joanne Murphy hoof it in downtown Decatur, Ga. — Andrew Kornylak/Aurora Select

At 6:10 every weekday morning, Jean O’Callaghan, 69, and her friend Donna Johnson, 63, leave their condo building in downtown Decatur, Ga., and head out for a walk. They stop after a block to pick up Bob Biebel, 59, and his Labrador retriever, Duncan, then wind their way through downtown and a nearby neighborhood before finishing up at the local Chick-fil-A. There, they’re joined for coffee by two other women, now in their 80s, who have walked four blocks to meet them. … Back to Article

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