Helping People to walk.

Walking is good for both health and the environment.

Here are a few ideas upon what might be done to encourage
people to use their feet.

– Install Pedestrian Shelters at all traffic lights.

The is nothing worst that just waiting & waiting in the rain
for the lights to change in order that one might walk
across the road.

– Make all Traffic Lights work with a Pedestrian
Preference, and timed so that one came reach the
diagonally opposite part of the road junction.

– Larger and more luggage racks on all buses.
This would encourage more people to go shopping via the
bus.

– No VAT or Purchase tax upon Backpacks, Walking Shoes or
Walking Boots.

&

– A crackdown upon all those who cause obstructions upon
the pavements, or who pavement park.

This is something which the UK Pedestrian Association has
been campaigning upon for many a year.

For more ideas upon how walking may be improved: –

See the website for
The International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP)

www.pedestrians-int.org

Two Films which should encourage people to walk.

Charlton Heston died a week back.

I would never describe him as a great actor, but he did
appear in one really remarkable film:
Soylent Green. ( 1973 ).

Soylent Green is a film set within a future that has suffered
an ecological disaster. Food is sort, and there are other major
pollution problems.

Yesterday I watched a 2006 film :
Flood.

Flood is loosely based upon a Richard Doyle book.
It is about a surge tide which coincides with a spring tide.
The Thames barrier is raised, but it does not work,
& Cockney Land ( London ) suffers a major flood.

This is a timely film while sea levels rise as the result of
global warming.

I notice that April 24th is ‘Walk to Work Day’.

Lets hope it works, & that a lot of people start to think about
the health & environmental benefits this will give.

We really do need more people to think about how saving
the environment is their personal responsibility.