When those ‘fittest city’ rankings come out each year, here’s another reason you might want yours to make the list: Besides boasting healthier residents, the city itself may be more economically productive, have higher property values and better school performance than cities with sedentary populations. A report from the University of California analyzed 500 studies from 17 countries and found that for every $1.50 invested in city-funded walking and biking projects, the city reaped a $20 return. Some reasons for this include a boost in local trade, less traffic congestion, reduced pollution and the fact that active employees, on average, take off a week less from work each year. Do you live in a city that promotes an active lifestyle? In what ways do you see it impacting your and your fellow residents’ health? Share your experience in the comments.