Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back.

Sorry for the absence. I was in New York, state then city. Where I walked to Central Park, checked out the road closing at Times Square, used a NYC subway restroom, and ate at Bobby Flay's Bar Americain. /becoming a Food Network junkie.

More pictures to come, but for now, here is a Panorama from Central Park:
Now, I've been to NYC a dozen times for work trips and various other purposes, but this was my first time ever to Central Park and I was literally amazed how many people occupy every acre of that park. There are probably more people in that park at any one given time than have EVER been in downtown Dallas at once.
I'll write more as I get back into the swing of things, but until then, I'll stop at these walkable/clickable links:

Most people think we are doing all that can be done to keep our roads safe. They are wrong. Road traffic injuries kill more than a million people a year worldwide, including 40,000 a year in the United States. We will continue to have drivers who are too young or too old, too distracted, or too bold, but we can change our roads so they help protect both drivers and pedestrians.
CEOs for Cities on new report regarding increased home values tracking with increased walkability. Walkscore strikes again.

"There are a number of trends that are reshaping the American Dream," said Coletta, "and the value home buyers now place on living close to more daily destinations is one of the most important. Now, planning, zoning and development decisions have to catch up to consumers."