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Certainly an important issue but I wish you'd focus on the benefits of walking just a little bit.
Certainly the world is a dangerous place and we should go through it with caution on many levels. But we should go placidly and approach it with good intent.
There are many wonderful destinations in the Portland area which can be best experienced by foot. Certainly your neighborhood's area of commerce is more lively when it's inhabited. Maybe we don't make the opportunity to get around as a Pedestrian but we should.
A few notes which you might find worth mentioning on air...
SW Trails has urban pedestrian trails which are excellent and destination oriented.
The C.O.P.'s Pedestrian Advisory Committee is currently looking for new participants (April Bartleson).
Sidewalks are mostly funded by the adjacent homeowner.
The municipal sidewalk system in the City of Portland is really wonderful, and is a vestige of Transit Oriented Development from another era; the early 1900 streetcar era.
The Americans with Disabilities Act has had profound effect on pedestrian infrastructure, but is essentially an unfunded mandate with regard to re-development of crossings and corners.
If you could just remind listeners that you actually like walking, it would be much appreciated.
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