A person earning twenty-five grand a year who can walk to work is richer than the person making thirty-five a year who drives to work? Yes? No? Maybe? Would the money saved in this proposition be enough to help someone avoid or reduce social exclusion?
Going forward, communities really need to be doing all they can to support walking. Even here in wintery Canada walking already makes a difference to those with lower incomes. Supporting walking only makes sense, really. Here is an item on walking from Slate.
photo: Eadweard Muybridge (via Wikimedia Commons)