Houston home to “The worst sidewalk in America.”

according to Dan Burden, world-renowned expert on Walkability, who has been in Houston for a couple days at the invitation of AARP and the Coalition for Complete Streets. As someone who has actually lived, worked, and traveled extensively outside of Houston I’m not even a little bit surprised. Our urban fabric is a joke, our culture is to be totally apathetic about such things. Unless both of those things change Houston will never be a great world city, which is a shame because almost all the other ingredients are here.

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 9:31 am
Categories: live, think
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One Comment

  1. Everyone knows that Houstonians walk in the street. My own neighborhood has really good sidewalks but everyone still walks in the street. Prior to the advent of the auto, sidewalks were merely the interface between the front step of a building and the street. For centuries, humans have walked in the street or thoroughfare. Houstonians, by walking in the street, are reclaiming what is historically theirs.

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