Getting Denverites to Hit the Pavement

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Today, our show focuses on walkability. We'll look at efforts to get people walking in metro Denver. One approach is called the "Better Block Project." This summer, a lifeless block in northwest Denver will be transformed into a bustling business district. The hope is to show people that making changes to an area can inspire folks to get out and walk. We'll talk with Gosia Kung of WalkDenver, who is organizing the project. It's planned for June 23rd on West 25th Avenue in north Denver, between Federal and Elliot. Then, CPR's Andrea Dukakis joins Denver cardiologist Andrew Freeman, who has begun taking regular walks with patients. We also speak with Mindy Sink, who wrote the guidebook "Walking Denver," and maps out walks within a half hour of downtown.

[Photo: Andrew Freeman]