I was recently lucky enough to have a commute of an hour and a half on good days and much less time on bad days. I say on good days because those were the fine weather days when I would walk the five miles to work and/or back home at the end of the day. This gave me the opportunity to consider lots of aspects of being a pedestrian - from watching the traffic (and sometimes outpacing it for several blocks when there were roadworks), to foraging for mulberries, to talking with crossing guards about their experiences. All of this encouraged me to FINALLY get Urban Afoot live. Welcome! I hope this will become a forum for all things pedestrian, in the best sense, not in the dull, boring sense that dictionaries offer as one meaning of the word. Why is that? A reference to poor people walking while richer people rode?
Author: Nina Arron
I am an enthusiastic pedestrian, urban planner, and project manager currently living in New Rochelle, New York. I am grateful to be living in a walkable city with affordable easily accessible public transport (both trains and buses). My appreciation became even greater after spending three years back in New Zealand where it was much harder to fit daily walking into my life in what is considered one of the great natural, green environments in the world.