On the one hand we have Forbes magazine who loves us, and on the other hand we have the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) who thinks Spokane need some help. Earlier this month the APMA released it's 2008 listing of America's Best Walking Cities, and out of 500 cities ranked across the US they ranked us #215. Sure we're no Venice, but certainly we're better than #215, aren't we?
We gained praise for our Centennial Trail, the public art in our parks, and our very walkable downtown. Wander outside of downtown Spokane and our little slice of heaven doesn't appear to be that walkable due in part on a car ownership rate that is 2nd highest in the state. And even within the state of WA we didn't do much better falling in at number 6 out of the top 10 most populous cities in the state. Hey, we're better than...Kent. The state list below:
- Federal Way
We're really not very happy about this. Lots of room for improvement.