Are all travel routes created equal?

By the looks of any city street, walking routes are the same as driving routes. That’s why sidewalks slavishly follow streets, right? And that’s why road engineers use their usual terminology—circulation, lanes, traffic—to describe their planning for people walking. If that is so, why do my commuting routes diverge depending on whether I drive, bike, or walk?…

Let us guide you out of walkway hell

Like most of us, I reached my favorite childhood haunts—the pond below the whispering pines in North Carolina, Taylor Park where we flew kites in Millburn, New Jersey, the creek bed with geodes and arrowheads on our farm in Pennsylvania—on foot. Perhaps my love of places and of walking was born exploring those childhood Shangri-La’s.