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Welcome to Mode Shift.

In a grow-together-or-grow-apart world, we’re growing apart, and it’s not sustainable for our health, our planet, or our economy. We need a Mode Shift; a shift in our thinking that points us back towards connecting to the things that we care about — to our health, well-being, and each other.

People use the term walkable or walkability when describing neighborhoods, downtowns, college campuses, shopping malls, tourist towns, and more. Though, what does it mean when we say something is walkable? According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, since 1736, the term walkable has been defined as “capable of or suitable for being walked – a very …

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The City of Detroit moved the transportation world from four hooves to four wheels during the 20th century and now the Motor City has another focus in the 21st – vibrant and accessible public spaces that promote physical activity. Creating accessible open spaces like greenways, parks and trails is good for public health. From an …

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