Foot Doctors Say Honolulu a Top City for Walking

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Mufi Hannemann, mayor of the City and County of Honolulu (left) accepts an award from Dr. Glenn Gastwirth, executive director of the APMA (right) at the 2008 APMA Scientific Meeting Held at the Hawaii Convention Center.

The ­American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) placed Honolulu in the top 10 of the best cities in the nation for walking. The APMA presented Mufi Hannemann, mayor of the city and county of Honolulu, with a special award during the APMA’s 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting, held at the Hawaii Convention Center.

“This is a great city, great island, and a great state,” said APMA’s president Ross Taubman, DPM. “Honolulu is one of the nation’s best, most walkable cities and I can honestly say that I’ve been doing a lot of walking and enjoying it tremendously since I arrived.”

Honolulu was ranked seventh in the study that was compiled by the APMA and Prevention magazine. This year’s study was the biggest ever, with nearly 500 cities from across the country judged on more than 13 walking-conducive criteria. 

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