The New Recreation Frontier?
November 23, 2012 3:57 AM Subscribe
Lets Swim To Work!
posted by the man of twists and turns (42 comments total)
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"Centuries of boat traffic, heavy industry, sewage runoff and toxic dumping have ingrained in us the idea that urban waterways are not places for people. Even as cities have rushed to the water’s edge over the past couple of decades, building elaborate waterfront parks and esplanades, few have taken the next logical step: encouraging residents to dive in."Swimmable Berlin
, a proposal "to transform part of Berlin's Spree River into a natural swimming pool."
Tired of commuting by car? No bike paths or dangerous bike paths? Missing, broken or poorly-run public transit? There are other options...
Kayak commute dream is a citizen-investor idea
(though the city, Tampa, is America's Hottest Mess
) 2 NJ Men Beat The Morning Rush By Kayak
, at least one Londoner commutes via kayak
, and the Charles River in Boston
is a popular waterway.