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A Cyclist’s Observation About Walking

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SLOW Pedestrian Crossing

As I’ve been walking more this year, I’ve discovered a few things about being an active pedestrian. What stands out the most is my misperception of distance.

When I started riding regularly, I discovered that the distances between my cycling destinations were actually closer than I would estimate. Riding wasn’t as difficult, time consuming or challenging as I had assumed.

However, as I started walking more, I realized that the distances between my pedestrian destinations were actually farther than I would estimate. There have been a few trips that caught me off guard, requiring me to take longer and work harder to reach my destinations.

Walking is hard. Cycling is much more efficient.

Written by dickdavid

February 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm