Greg Bales

The idea that that we, this species that first hoisted itself into the world of bipedalism nearly 4 million years ago—for reasons that are still debated—should now need “walking tips,” have to make “walking plans” or use a “mobile app” to “discover” walking trails near us or build our “walking histories,” strikes me as a world-historical tragedy.

A four-part series not about the extraordinary fact that saintes-terrer are few and far between in the United States.

The crisis in American walking” by Tom Vanderbilt for Slate

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