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Get Closer, Start Walking!

Today it's the 1st of May and when I went to Grand Park this morning, to do another study, people were setting up for the big May Day Parade. I can't join myself and therefore, I decided to have my own little march here on the blog. So, here we go, and surprise surprise, I will talk about the street,

Today we constantly talk about the need for open meeting places, like social media. However, it is a different to meet someone in person, as it allows us to read emotions and expressions better. Therefore, I don't believe that interaction in a physical space can be replaced by phones and computers, We simply need to find more meeting places.

However, in places like LA, where most people travel protected in cars, it's easy to remain by yourself and only meet strangers via social media. Travel time is otherwise a great time to see new faces; since most people do it every day along the same roads. That is why I think that streets should target pedestrians. Then we would go from A to B without a metal shield around us and consequently, we could see and meet new people.

Walking is also good because of pollution, health, and safety. So, to end all of this I like to say that I actually think that many of the world's problems could be solved if we left our cars at home more often, designed cities for people and started to walk through them. Naive, maybe yes, but I guess that is what May Day Parade is for, dream big and raise your voice about it!

The guy's sign says F*ck Trump and I definitely don't think he will be the only one carrying one of those signs today...
The guy's sign says F*ck Trump and I definitely don't think he will be the only one carrying one of those signs today...
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