Make Walking Our Way of Life Again, Please!

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Three-and-a-half million years ago, our human ancestors began to walk on their hind legs, distinguishing themselves for the first time from quadrupeds. Then, 1.5 million years ago, Homo ergaster, the African predecessor of Homo erectus, developed bipedal movements similar to ours today.

In short, we have been walking for millennia.

Cities today, however, are built in a way that ignores our fundamental behaviour of movement, walking. People who have ever tried to walk in Malaysian cities and towns, or even those like me who jog around their neighbourhoods, know how awkwardly placed the pedestrian is on our roads and streets.


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