"Walking the City" Series at the Guardian
We do like a good read, especially when its about walking and have been enjoying the "Walking the City" series, published by The Guardian newspaper since summer 2016. What a trove of rich articles about walking and its great to see them capturing attention on social media. So in case you missed them, enjoy an imaginative stroll through the positive aspects and potentials of walking in your city. Some of our favourite are:
Let's bring back the dignity of walking! by Elle Hunt and Guardian readers. A crowdsourced overview of walking experiences from various cities
What would a truly walkable city look like? by Laura Laker. A statement to consider walking primary to transforming our cities with mass deployments of self-driving cars or dockless bikeshare systems.
Walkable cities reduce blood pressure and hypertension risk, study finds by Elle Hunt. A great source of a walking advocates scientific argument.
The series also contains amazing collections of images such as a recap of the first car-free-Sundays held on Dutch motorways in the autumn of 1973 or a collection of colourful images about how city intersections can be reinvented.
"Picnicking on a empty motorway" Photograph: Fotograaf Onbekend / Anefo via Guardian.
The "Walking the City" series is made possible by The Rockefeller Foundation and we are glad it is reaching a broad readership and hopefully inspiring more folks to get in touch with their inner walker and take them out sometime to explore their city on foot.