Walkable Cities: Can We Be Happier Than We Are?


There has been a recent study that says that walkable cities do not make people happier. According to that study, this is because in the most walkable North American big cities such as Boston and New York City, there is a huge wage gap relative to cost of living for many of those city’s residents.

You can see where this is going already. With so many people working multiple jobs and trying to feed children, doing so at wages that are not in keeping with their financial constraints, the issue of how many walking paths, green spaces, or bike lanes in a given neighbourhood isn’t likely to make much of a dent on the happiness front in relation to those harsher realities.

My response to that, of course, is just this: duh.

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Neighbourhood Small Grants give good ideas life

Neighbourhood Small Grants are once again available for New Westminster residents who have a great idea and need a small budget to make it happen.

The application is online, and easy to complete. There are a few rules, but grants are open to all. Application here. Deadline is April 4, 2016.

These small, easily accessed grants are perfect for individuals to get a little bit of funding (up to $500) to do something great for their neighbourhood.

Some notable projects I’ve loved the most¬†over the years: Continue reading “Neighbourhood Small Grants give good ideas life”