Friday, November 16, 2012

Blog Guelph: Walking People Bring the City to Life


2011 Aug 21 048, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Being firmly invested in the health of the city, the functionality, the perception of what makes it tick, I've happily bookmarked an article on walkability as critical to an urban life well-lived. Granted, this is based on U.S. studies, but it applies nicely here.

If we cannot move on foot - or wheelchair, perhaps the arm of a friend - safely, and with interest, then what can we see? To what can we contribute?

Walkability of the city then, is critical to the "economic, environmental, and cultural health" as a society. To move sans vehicle must be useful, safe, comfortable, and interesting.

Too true.

Seize today's beauty on foot if you can. And see what you can see.

-Downtown Lynn

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