Matt Tomasulo of Raleigh created Walk Your City: signage that informs people how it is to walk to nearby destinations. Anyone can help their city “get more feet on the street”… the mobile app is coming soon and you can follow news on Twitter @WalkYourCity.
Walking is not what you think of as a form of transportation, though it is the one you are most comfortable and familiar with. We walk from point A to point B for a trivial, small pursuits every day. And, even as car-dependent as most of us are, many of us are living a new value system—one that emphasizes living close to everything you need.
So, take that a step further (haha) by envisioning yourself…
Walking to the bus stop. Then, taking the bus to work.
Walking to the grocery store, burning calories before enjoying a meal.
Walking home from work / to the bus stop / to the car parked a little further away, allowing yourself valuable time before arriving home to decompress. (Your significant other / roommate / family / pet may not recognize the new you!)
Walking to dinner, giving you a little more time with that special person.
Walking to the bar, ensuring you avoid driving under sketchy circumstances.
Where else do you walk to? Do you have tips to share for getting around Raleigh?
I’d also love to hear from readers who live outside the beltline.