(or, my backup title — “They think we’re lazy”)
The commonly accepted distance that Americans are believed to be willing to walk is one-quarter-mile, which takes about 5-6 minutes to cover on foot. Many people, including Roger K. Lewis, of the Washington Post, believe we’re made of stronger stuff than that.
As Lewis pointed out in his column last week, people will walk for longer if the urban design lends itself to walking. There are a number of suggestions that Lewis details in his column, so there is no reason for me to belabor the point here. Go and read! (h/t to Gradon Tripp for tweeting about this article last week!)
We need to keep this in mind as we move forward here in Richmond.
And speaking of Richmond, what are some of the best examples of where Lewis’s suggestions have been applied here in RVA?
How far do you normally walk to go to dinner, get coffee, visit friends?