I read a lot of online blogs and magazines about cities. This post is part of a new series of quote-shares from my internet travels:
▶▶ URBAN GEOGRAPHER QUOTE-SHARE ◁◁
I feel most viscerally as an activist when I’m biking in Toronto. While cycling along Toronto’s hostile major streets, I make it my duty to take up space, making my presence defiantly known to cars.
In Toronto, an advocacy group for walking is meeting for the first time this week.
Along the lines of these thoughts, Chris Turner explores how in North America, walking has become a form of activism. Here’s an excerpt from his article on the Mother Nature Network:
“In North America – that there are now vast swaths of our built environment (the zones around airports, for example) where simply walking feels like a fundamental transgression on the landscape.”