Recently I went to America where I discovered it is impossible to walk.
Walking in the US is permitted in certain designated areas – malls; restaurants; treadmills; K Mart – but walking between any of these places is not allowed, even crossing the road is a legal minefield.
I love walking, not hillwalking, not rambling, just walking. It is one of my favourite hobbies. There’s almost nothing I enjoy more than my morning foot-commute to work, so I found the lack of perambulation in America a little depressing. That is, until I discovered the greatest road sign in the world.
A distant cousin of our British Green Man. Mr ‘Walk’. Defiantly bipedal in the land of four wheels. A beacon of hope to all those with feet in their hearts.
All hail The Pedestrian.