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New York Times: The Pedestrian Strikes Back

In the past, cities focused on urban design that allowed vehicles to travel with as few obstacles as possible. Drivers were the primary concern and the needs of pedestrians were often ignored. Today that may be changing. Cities across the world are taking action to make streets more pedestrian-friendly.
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Touring the Industrial Side of Brooklyn

Each year around this time the FreeWalkers take on the always interesting borough of Brooklyn. Its an area steep in history and legend that is always changing and showing some of the best reasons its become a destination for tourists and walking pilgrims.

This year FreeWalker Nancy Jonap guided about 40 of us us on a 12 mile walk with many interesting stops including sections of Brooklyn like Dumbo, Red Hook, Gwanus and Sunset Park. Stops at chocolate, whiskey, wine, beer and other vendors in In

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I know a lot of doctors who can cure you,” said my co-worker when I told him the distance I was planning to walk.

At 12:30 am on Saturday, September 8, there were nine of us in Easton, PA.  The night before, some of us had slept very little and some not at all.  Perhaps we were all excited but also a bit nervous. After all, what we were about to do was not going to be just a walk around the block. Most of us had never walked 62 miles in one day. In fact, this was maybe the first time that anyone

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