Mixed Signals: Walking and the pedestrian environment
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Do you walk often? I do - I walk all over the place.

Walking slows everything down, and gives you a chance to think things through as you see them. Scrutiny and reflection can unveil a myriad of implicite and explicite signals sent to your town's people. Below are some of the things I've noticed while walking around Tokyo and other cities. If you have a thought-provoking place of your own, drop me an email.

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Stroll through by date, or by place. There's a list at the top of the page, too. Or, step into one of the most recent entries.

November 16, 2009
Efforts in Utsunomiya, Japan to trim and train positive bicycle usage.
December 30, 2008
Photos of the Man's scooping scriptures.
August 4, 2008
Photos taken along Zenpukuji River in Tokyo.
December 18, 2007
Worship, the street, and kids....
Almost a year back, I featured a few pedestrian-oriented signs in Tokyo.  Here are some more....
October 15, 2007
A wide selection of vending machines can be found up and down Mount Takao, west of Tokyo....
October 13, 2007
There are maps all over Tokyo, of all different types.
September 22, 2007
Various maps, serving widely different purposes, of neighborhoods in Tokyo....
September 20, 2007
As promised in yesterday's set of beverage vending machines, here's another unique selection....
A sampling of drink dispensers in Tokyo....
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