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Walking cities are vibrant cities.  And, to many of us, the reverse rings true also - having to get in your car or even motorcycle disconnects you from your fellow citizens.  We crave human-to-human interaction - it's how we're wired - so let's make

Walking cities are vibrant cities. And, to many of us, the reverse rings true also - having to get in your car or even motorcycle disconnects you from your fellow citizens. We crave human-to-human interaction - it's how we're wired - so let's make

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Rob commented on Keep Us On Our Feet

Thanks OpenIDEO! I'm humbled...

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Rob commented on Keep Us On Our Feet

@OpenIDEO - thanks for making this the Featured Concept!

@Avi - that's the first time I've heard of walking meditation. Wow. Thanks for suggesting it.

@Jaskeerat - the Green-o-Meter is such a cool idea. Like a pedometer meets RecycleBank. What brands have you signed up for it so far? How are you planning to roll it out? Super creative. Thanks for sharing!

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Rob commented on Keep Us On Our Feet

Szilvia, I definitely mean an integrated walk/public transit system here. Plus cycling. I just wanted to put it out there that it starts with walking - people need to be OK with walking a couple blocks to the subway, or with biking and then parking the bike and walking the rest of the way. In vibrant cities, like Stockholm, we very often have an integrated public transport system along with strong walking infrastructure (sidewalks, lane markers, crosswalks, etc.)

Beyond a command and control regime forcing walking on everyone, what can we do to advocate for and implement more walking-friendly cities? After all, that's a key to restoring vibrancy - in my opinion.