Sidewalks....

Re: Sidewalks....

Postby Urban Cowboy » Apr 8th, 2018, 6:39 pm

wanderer wrote:Cement sidewalks are not good for walking or running on, there is no play or give to it, so it is hard on the joints and muscles. I walk all the time in my neighbourhood lots of streets with no sidewalks, I prefer it that way. People driving cars for the most part seem to slow down more on streets with no sidewalks, the ones that don't may get the finger. Asphalt or gravel trails are good, better than cement.


:up: True that!

I'd rather walk on grass. It's much easier on seasoned bone structure. :biggrin:
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Re: Sidewalks....

Postby acrent7 » May 5th, 2018, 7:16 pm

wanderer wrote:Cement sidewalks are not good for walking or running on, there is no play or give to it, so it is hard on the joints and muscles. I walk all the time in my neighbourhood lots of streets with no sidewalks, I prefer it that way. People driving cars for the most part seem to slow down more on streets with no sidewalks, the ones that don't may get the finger. Asphalt or gravel trails are good, better than cement.


You can't tell me that the average person would know the difference between concrete and ashphalt when walking and say 'oh crap it's concert - let's not go for a walk tonight....' NO ...those who want to go for a walk or need to walk want safety not easy on the knees.

It makes no sense the city only makes developers create sidewalks on the section they develop on and have sections on the MAIN thoroughfare roads with sections of no sidewalks...so ridiculous.
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Re: Sidewalks....

Postby Catsumi » May 5th, 2018, 7:24 pm

Should you be lucky enough to reach the "golden" years (snerk, whoof) you too will notice a big difference between walking and standing on concrete and asphalt

Packed dirt, wood chip paths and grass much easier on joints.

I didn't think so either until I got older.

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Re: Sidewalks....

Postby Queen K » May 5th, 2018, 7:29 pm

Urban Cowboy wrote:
wanderer wrote:Cement sidewalks are not good for walking or running on, there is no play or give to it, so it is hard on the joints and muscles. I walk all the time in my neighbourhood lots of streets with no sidewalks, I prefer it that way. People driving cars for the most part seem to slow down more on streets with no sidewalks, the ones that don't may get the finger. Asphalt or gravel trails are good, better than cement.


:up: True that!

I'd rather walk on grass. It's much easier on seasoned bone structure. :biggrin:


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