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Hey, I'm Walking in Los Angeles and You Can Too

Last year I gave a talk at the WIRED 2012 conference about the importance of designing our cities for walking: It's the simplest, fastest way to...

Last year I gave a talk at the WIRED 2012 conference about the importance of designing our cities for walking: It's the simplest, fastest way to make a city safer, healthier, and economically stronger. At the end, I mentioned that maybe the best way to make a city more walkable is to make walking a much more conscious act, with visual cues all over the city. My idea was to use the phrase "Hey, I'm walking here!"—what Dustin Hoffman's character Ratso Rizzo screams at a crosswalk-obstructing taxi in Midnight Cowboy.

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