Walking blues

As some of you know (and for reasons outlined here) I try to walk at least one direction to every meeting I have in Vancouver.

Obviously I’m interested in all things walking which is why – in a brief fly by of Boston – I was stunned to find this store. A specialty store dedicated to walking nerds. If only I’d had time…

Still interested? Well… fellow walking nerds may wish to know about Pednet. Founded by Chris Bradshaw, Pednet was started in 1995 and (according to the site):

“is the international list for those advocating for more and safer walking, focusing on urban environments. Topics include: intersection design, pedestrian-driver interface, effects of walking on individual & streetscape, weather conditions, trends, disabled/children/seniors, & cetera.”

Something that combines my interest in public policy with my zeal for walking… could be dangerous! But such are the opportunities afforded to us by the internet. H/T and thank you to Peter M. for the link.

4 thoughts on “Walking blues

  1. Jeremy Vernon

    You might also want to check out a smaller town close to home – Victoria has a number of pedestrian focused retail outlets – notably the Running Room spin (rotation?)-off the Walking Room and a very spirited walking cult(ure) that is engaged in politics at every relevant level.

    It’s a bit scary actually – the Victoria walker-mafia.

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  2. Jeremy Vernon

    You might also want to check out a smaller town close to home – Victoria has a number of pedestrian focused retail outlets – notably the Running Room spin (rotation?)-off the Walking Room and a very spirited walking cult(ure) that is engaged in politics at every relevant level.It’s a bit scary actually – the Victoria walker-mafia.

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