Shortly after Mick Cornett became mayor of Oklahoma City in 2004, the Midwestern city appeared on a list of the United States' most obese cities. Seven years later, the city has shed nearly 1 million pounds, put in 400 miles of new sidewalks, laid out a bike trail master plan and developed plans for a new 70-acre downtown park.
Originial: Badger, Emily. "After a Weight Loss Challenge, Oklahoma City Seeks Walkability." The Atlantic. 18 November 2011.