Thursday, November 03, 2005

Good and the Bad

So, I truly have come to love the city of Pasadena. I love the fact that it is a city close to LA, but still far enough away from the city to still have its own city charm. I feel truly blessed that I am able to walk all over this city, not relying on any type of car. Yet, in the midst of this beautiful city is congestion and traffic. I went for a 3 mile walk tonight around town, heading out to Old Town, and it struck me how unfriendly our cities are towards pedestrians. On a Thursday night Union St. was still swamped with cars, and you would think I had killed someone's firstborn when I crossed the street, holding up traffic for those turning right on to Fair Oaks or Los Robles. I couldn't help but wonder what kind of toxins I was inhaling as I hurried along listening to my ipod. I am sure it is close to the equivalent of smoking a few cigarettes. Oh well, what am I to do?

1 comment:

C. Wess Daniels said...

I know what you mean, I ride my bike from work home a few times a week - and the cars tend to be just as unfriendly toward bike-communters. I have people who randomly honk at me... and gun the gas pedal when they get next to me. But hey I kinda feel like I am sticking it to someone by refusing to join the mass of the population who mindlessly drive their way to the grave.