The (Irrational) Criminalization of Walking

Why people don't walk much anymore and what we can do about it.
May 16, 2017, 1pm PDT | Hazel Borys
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Rhonda Roth

"If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, if only there was a concise resource available that articulated key reasons why walking is so much less prevalent in the modern age; why this presents unanticipated threats to safety, health, the environment, child development, and social equity; and what we in our communities can do to effectively advocate for change; and that argues the case in a manner compelling to folks across the political spectrum, then today’s your lucky day. Because yesterday marked the release of “The Criminalization of Walking” by law professor and congenial urbanist, Michael Lewyn, and it’s got all the tools you need to restore common sense, wherever you live."

Scott Doyon discusses highlights from the new book, and throws in an anecdote.

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Published on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in PlaceShakers
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