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Annals of Walking – 7

March 13, 2012

A pedestrian perspective.

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THE WALKABLE CEMETERY

A new year of tours at Mountain View Cemetery:

 

 First tours on March 25 at 10 am:  
Lorraine Irving (BC Genealogical Society):  This tour will look at the still unsolved murder of Janet Smith and the people associated with the case.
 
John Atkin (Civic Historian): The Horne Section of the cemetery, to meet the Director of the Australian Geological Survey, the captain of a former Maharajah’s yacht and a leading architect. 
$10.00 per person (cash only)
Rain or shine
 
Meet at Celebration Hall – 5445 Fraser Street (entrance at 39th Avenue)
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GETTING AMERICA TO WALK

The BBC’s Franz Strasser went to Raleigh, North Carolina, where an unsanctioned street sign campaign called Walk Raleigh caught the attention of city officials and pedestrians alike.

Story here.

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HOW TO TIE YOUR SHOE LACES (You’re doing it wrong)

From Stephen Rees:

Walking is the most important transportation mode – and therefore the one that we tend to think about least. Let us start with something that I found on the Guardian yesterday. Their story was about the idea that children need to know how to tie their own shoe laces – it rather perhaps they don’t now that shoes have velcro straps. That led me to this talk – it only takes three minutes and it is well worth your time.

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2012 11:41 am

    I think the City of Vancouver’s recent “People Are Fragile” campaign is also worth discussing under the “Annals of Walking”: http://www.practiceroadsafety.ca/pedestrians. Most notably, their (presumed straight-faced) suggestion that pedestrians should “Make yourself visible by wearing bright or reflective clothing. Consider carrying a flashlight or flashing red light at night.”

  2. Sandy James permalink
    March 13, 2012 10:32 pm

    LOVED this TED Talk!
    Another advantage to being left handed…I have been tying these knots correctly for years!
    Just like walking, we take shoe lace tying for granted. Here is an effortless way to encourage peak walking performance!

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