Archive for the ‘Pedestrians’ Category

Walk this way

So tonight I’m going to continue walking this way and talk about an article that reminds me of back in the day, when I use to walk to school everyday. The article is entitled “When Did People Forget They Could Walk?” by Ilana Strauss over at Treehugger.

Why I don’t walk a lot at home, I do walk everyday on my lunch hour at work. Mostly I go to visit my friends down at my local downtown library but I also go to the city garden and get exercise while taking pictures to send to my very good friend on the other side of the world.

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Green Librarian

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Pedestrians

So as someone who will sometimes harken back to my childhood day’s of playing in the woods or just outside in general, this video made me do just that. I’m also thinking that since I walk to my local library at work every day, I think I would be someone who if I saw a hopscotch game on the sidewalk, I would probably jump right in.

The article and video, entitled “Surprise Hopscotch Experiment Provides Joy for Pedestrians (video)” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. Maybe if we all got outside a bit more.

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Green Librarian

To Paris and back

It’s been a long time since I walked along the Seine river but when I came across this  article, it definitely took me back. The article is entitled “Why Paris is transforming a riverside highway into a pedestrian promenade: Cars will be banished from a congested stretch of the Right Bank ” by Matt Hickman at Mother Nature Network.

When my youngest son graduates high school however, I promised him I would take him to Paris, so with a little luck soon I’ll be walking back along the Seine and checking out the pedestrian promenade. Meanwhile, maybe I need to check out the mighty Mississippi river or think back to when…

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Green Librarian

Just put one foot in front of the other

Years ago I went to a talk on walkable communities and this article just took me back to that presentation. Like then, I would still agree that pedestrians are considered second class citizens in many cities.

The article I’m talking about is ‘Why are intersections designed for cars instead of pedestrians?  by Lloyd Alter over at Treehugger. I love the idea of having the drivers push the button to go instead of the people walking and if you agree, then check out the original article entitled  “About those pesky pedestrian crossing buttons…by Rachel Quednau over at Strong Towns.

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Green Librarian