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Alth and physical issuesAfter approximately a hundred years people
ARE BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY VE LOST TO beginning to understand what they ve lost to car culture and making fforts to reclaim it If you live in a walkable community count your lucky stars If you don t read this book and figure out how to make some changesI gave this book a rating of 4 because I would have liked to know about other walkers of the period and how those who couldn t walk coast to coast liked to know about other walkers of the period and how those who couldn t walk coast to coast have The Magic Rolling Pin emulated Weston I know of onexample but I would have Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, enjoyed hearing Anntertaining book covering different aspects of walking anchored by the historic walk mentioned in the title Well researched and at times Not Without a Fight even laugh out loud funny the book does make you want to get up and take a long walk though that makes it rather harder to keep reading Rewarding read with a multifaceted look at how we shaped the 20th Century and how we might shape the 21st Meanwhile I intend to step up my jaywalking This book should be reuired reading for students of land use planning and municipal councillors. Ican cities have been designed to cater to cars and discourage pedestrians Curtis guides readers through anngaging intelligent xploration of how something as simple as the way we get from one place to another continues to shape our health our nvironment and The Unseen Wonder even our national identityNot walking he argues may be one of the most radical things humans havever don. .
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In The Last Great Walk author Wayne Curtis shares the story of
Edward Payson Weston otherwise known as Weston the Pedestrian In 1909 WestonPayson Weston otherwise known as Weston the Pedestrian In 1909 Weston to walk from New York to San Francisco in 100 days The man was 70 years of age on the day he began the long trek across the continent This was a time when automobiles were beginning to make headway into the lives of ordinary Americans Curtis in his telling of Weston s walk alternately describes the collision of the automobile ra with the bipedal form It was with fascination that I went along
On Weston S Journey And The StoryWeston s journey and the story what we have lost in moving away I ve always njoyed a nice leisurely walk and I often walk to do short Zu schnell errands But after reading this record of a walk taken in 1909 from New York City to San Francisco completed in just over 100 days I will never think about walking the same way againEdward Payson Weston left NYC on March 15 1909 to walk to the West Coast He took a mostly northerly route through New York state over to Chicago and across the Great Plains He. In 1909 Edward Payson Weston walked from New York to San Francisco covering around 40 miles a day and greeted by wildly cheering audiences invery city The New York Times called it the first bona fide walk across the American continent and agerly chronicled a journey in which Weston was beset by fatigue mosuitos vicious headwinds and brutal heat He was 70 years ol. .
Walked alone xcept for a car that was supposed to follow
him with food and supplies and xcept for the many crowds and fans that met him along the way He sometimeswith food and supplies and xcept for the many crowds and fans that met him along the way He sometimes on homeowners to take him in and give him a good meal or to shelter him in storms if he couldn t walk through them This may not sound like much but I can t imagine walking hours and hours very day through rain sleet snow muddy roads roads barely worthy of
The Name And Constant Isolationname and constant isolation some parts And yet Weston was part of a still popular but waning movement of pedestrianism As Weston set out the car was becoming a factor in American lifeThe author Wayne Curtis interweaves the story of Weston s walk with information on all manner of related topics the landscape Weston ncountered the growing issues around automobiles and how they changed the landscape in ways I had never known I ll never look at a city street with the same Invisible (The Curse of Avalon eyes again and the rights of individuals in public spaces the importance of movement in locating the self in space among other mental he. DIn The Last Great Walk journalist Wayne Curtis uses the framework of Weston's fascinating and surprising story and investigatesxactly what we lost
When We Turned Awaywe turned away foot travel and what we could potentially regain with America's new Yummy Supper embrace of pedestrianism From how our brains and legsvolved to accommodate our ancient traveling needs to the way that Amer. .