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Cities Where People Walk More Are "Smarter" Than Cities Where Everyone Drives

Pedestrian-friendly cities have 33% more educated people than those that are car-based, new study finds.

If you live in a big, dense, pedestrian-friendly metropolis instead of a car-based city whose citizens drive half a block to the store, you’re probably smarter than average.

A report by Smart Growth America found that the most walkable of the 30 biggest U.S. cities, including NYC, D.C., and Boston, have 33 percent more educated people than those that are less walkable (heads up, Orlando, Tampa, and Phoenix).

Makes sense: The more you learn, the more you know about health and fitness, and the better you understand the need to get off your ass and—hey, buddy, stay in your own lane!

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