Pedestrian-ism

Pedestrian is typically defined by a person that travels by foot. By todays standards it generally means “means of transportation that are human powered.” California apparently does not count bicycles, but for these purposes, they are included.

One of the greatest things about Austin is how easy it is to get around town. Now that said, as a general rule of thumb, Austinites are ecologically aware and make effort to live “green” and part of a “green” lifestyle involves down sizing the carbon footprint. (Did you know that in the 18th and 19th centuries pedestrianism was a popular spectator sport?)

One of the easiest ways to drastically impact your carbon emissions is by not using your car. Instead, be pedestrian. According to www.walkscore.com Austin scores 51 with a population of 661,212. Not too shabby. High scoring neighborhoods include Clarkesville, Tarrytown, Hyde Park, Holly, Rosewood, Brentwood… and that is only to name a few!

What is your walkscore?

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  1. Pingback: Being Pedestrian | why we love austin

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