What is “America’s un-trendiest growing trend”? According to Real Simple magazine, it’s walking.
Imagine that. More people are walking for 10 minutes or more at least once a week. How wonderful. The growth in walking is credited to neighborhoods with sidewalks, pedestrian friendly pathways and intersections, and lively downtown areas attracting foot traffic with shops and restaurants. I notice the changes in my neighborhood. Pedestrian friendly crosswalks in our little Edison Park downtown. Improved landscaping in Brooks Park, and new sidewalks at the corners of neighborhood intersections.
But, I can’t help wanting more. Let’s encourage walking in our great city with unique walking tracks for ordinary walking people.
For instance, wouldn’t it be fun to have one of these near our Chicago downtown? (Hey Rahm…wha ‘dya say? Can you make us one of these? You could call it – “Chicago’s other Loop.”)