Trails expert talks “walkability” in Van Buren

National trails expert Mark Fenton urged city leaders to build a walkability environment in Van Buren for “free-range children.”

Fenton, the former host of “America’s Walking” on PBS, said Van Buren needs to rebuild the system “we took for granted when we were younger.”

“We are raising a generation that has a life expectancy that is less than ours,” he said.

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