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The climate is half the battle; the built form is also very important.

It's very easy to walk in the relatively compact cities and towns of the Mediterranean; it is not as easy to do so in Mountain View, which shares the Mediterranean climate classification.




Yeah, that's probably more important than the weather. Their cities are incredibly walkable. I recall reading that in the US, folks living in suburban areas average something like 3 or 4 kilos more than those in urban areas.


Huh, I found it very easy to do almost everything on foot in MV. I guess there are some parts that are less accessible.




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