Are Pedestrians Eccentric?

Columnist Jay Walljasper examines the psychology of public streets and walking in American culture.
May 2, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The net effect of two hundred and fifty million Americans always taking the car results in polluted skies, congested roads, global warming, burgeoning obesity and a growing sense of isolation in most American communities. Our decision to drive made over and over again, has eliminated the option to walk in many places... Anyone joining the burgeoning movement to make America more walkable soon discovers the key issue is not urban planning or transportation priorities but love. Places we love become places that we hang out, and those are always the best places for walking."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Friday, April 30, 2004 in AlterNet
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