walking in america

Tom Vanderbilt at Slate is doing a series this week at Slate.com on the crisis of walking in America.  He ties it to a range of issues in public health.  It's also an essential part of providing more efficient (and therefore abundant) transit systems.  

The first installment is here, the second here.  

2 Responses to walking in america

  1. Zoltán April 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    For some further illustration, a while back I made a photographic account of my attempting to walk in Tyson’s corner: http://bullneckroad.tumblr.com/post/17906573984/zoltan-tries-to-walk-in-northern-virginia-part-1
    And that was one of the more comfortable pedestrian trips that I’ve attempted in Northern Virginia.

  2. Nathanael April 18, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    We need a national funding program for sidewalks. It’s amazing how hard it is to get a sidewalk installed.