Walk Eagle Rock is a personal blog I started in the summer of 2010 to share my experiences and observations from walking and cycling around the community of Eagle Rock.
In doing all local travel around the neighborhood by foot or bicycle I have realized I frequently have great and unexpected experiences that could never occur if I were driving. By spending a lot of time outside in the community I have also found myself able to appreciate aspects I would not notice if traveling by car. The subtle elements I’ve come to appreciate in the neighborhood – building architecture, hidden streets, the heart-warming timelessness I feel walking down Yosemite Drive on a sunny day – have led me to also explore parts of town I do not pass by on a regular basis simply to experience or rediscover more of the community I love so much.
Since starting Walk Eagle Rock, I have become increasingly interested in issues of land-use and street design. On this blog I express views on these topics as a resident who primarily walks for transportation. I try to demonstrate that making our community’s streets less car-centric can mean making them safer, more enjoyable, more accessible, and ultimately more equitable.
I welcome feedback, anyone interested in sharing thoughts can leave a comment or contact me directly via email.
- Walk Eagle Rock
(Lastly, thank you to Waltarrrrr of the wonderful Highland Park blog for inspiring me to pick up blogging.)