Walkable communities are essential to create healthy neighborhoods. Walking by the ocean provides the added benefits of fresh air and cooler climate while moving and exercising in sunlight. The Balboa Penninsula in Newport Beach, CA combines all that and more for walkers, bicyclists and skateboarders using the recently upgraded boardwalk. Its popularity with residents and visitors alike is a testament to great planning and a community that gets their priorities right and by providing a safe environment for pedestrians.