Power to the Pedestrians
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There is this great series of articles at Slate this week about walking. If you know anything about me, you know that I am a walker. I don’t drive. My job is a fifteen minute walk from home. I have trouble finding shoes that don’t wear out too quickly. And so this pro-pedestrian article reminds me how marginalized people travelling by foot are in North America. City planners only consider pedestrians insofar as they slow down cars. The second article gets into fascinating details that people who studied pedestrian behaviour observed. The third gets into walkscore which rates how walkable your neighbourhood is. Mine rated 77 (though a block or two east it is 88).