Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

Kevin Klinkenberg


A contemporary survey exhibits that individuals of Gen Y are jogging 37 percentage greater than a decade in the past, cycling 122 percentage extra and taking public transit one hundred pc extra. nonetheless, the legacy of the automobile tradition persists. Raised at the proposal that riding equals freedom, too many folks simply do not realize in my opinion lucrative substitute even exists.

Just over 3 years in the past, writer Kevin Klinkenberg moved to Savannah, Georgia, from Kansas urban, Missouri. largely, he selected his new domestic simply because he used to be looking a really walkable position to reside. In Why I Walk, Kevin is going past the common arguments opposed to suburbia, exhibiting how jogging every day actively benefits:

  • His funds
  • His experience of non-public freedom
  • His social lifestyles
  • His health

The majority people nonetheless hold to the assumption residence within the suburbs, with strong faculties, low crime, and straightforward parking is the yankee Dream. through focusing at once at the genuine, measurable benefits of selecting to be a pedestrian, Why I Walk makes a powerful case for finishing our love affair with the auto. This hugely readable, first-person narrative handily offers the reply to the urgent query, "Why do I walk?"

Why? simply because getting there's two times the fun.

Kevin Klinkenberg is the imperative fashion designer at K2 city layout. For greater than 20 years he has been operating to create sustainable, sociable environments and walkable groups in cooperation with builders, towns, nonprofits, and public agencies.

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