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Monday, November 24, 2014

Planetwalker - John Francis

Starting in 1971, after witnessing two oil tankers collide in the San Francisco Bay, John Francis decided to travel exclusively on foot (without petroleum based transport) for the next 22 years.  He finally broke his motorized vehicle fast after deciding that he could contribute more as an environmental activist by speaking out around the world.  

He is a great environmentalist and a great walker.

Many of you know that Nashville is not an easy town to walk around in.  There are numerous obstacles - a crazy patch work of urban planning and, frankly, lack of planning.  

The way to change this is to talk with your councilperson.  Write emails, write letters.  Have neighborhood walks to identify issues that limit your ability to get to where you want to go on foot.  And, follow John Francis, AKA The Planetwalker's lead --- WALK!

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