The Essex Walking Strategy (see link) aims to create an environment that encourages walking by considering the needs of pedestrians first.
- promoting walking;
- improving safety and security for pedestrians;
- improving the quality of the walking environment;
- introducing and maintaining walking as the primary mode of transport.
The Strategy contains objectives and targets for walking and identifies the strategies for achieving them.
All praise to Essex in understanding the fundamentals of sustainability having humans do what is natural for them: enjoying this wonderful Earth and walking around.
As we see the non-sustainability of the fueled continuous transport society as well as the couch potato/salary slave tied to computer lifestyle the simple solution of walking will come more and more to thefore.
We urge all planners , architects, forward thinkers and business people to bring walking more into focus!
We would like to see more development of hand carts and similar tools so for example:
To keep cars away from residential areas you park a long way from your house but you can still bring all luggage, shopping etc easily to your door with communal carts.