We think of a place as being walkable if it has sidewalks. Certainly when you’re going down the Complete Streets checklist, you would look at a corridor like this and and say, well we’ve got sidewalks here so a person can theoretically walk from one place to another...
— Charles Marohn

In this throwback video, Chuck takes us down a sidewalk in his hometown during rush hour and shows that, just because a street has sidewalks, that doesn't make it safe or pleasant to walk on. Unsurprisingly, there's no one out walking besides him.

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(Top photo by Johnny Sanphillippo)


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