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Highway Bypass

According to new research out from the Journal of the American Heart Association, living near a large roadway is a risk factor for developing high blood pressure. A study of 5,400 San Diego women found that high rates of systolic (that's the top number) blood pressure were 9 percent more frequent among participants who lived within 100 meters of a freeway or other major arterial road. (Subjects in the control group lived at least 1,000 meters away from a busy thoroughfare.) Something to keep in mind, perhaps, if you're this person or maybe these guys. [CityLab; previously/Photo via Troy Holden/Streetsblog SF]