Call for Nominations: Category 16: 2013 Best Place for Utilitarian Walking

Category 16: 2013 Best Place for Utilitarian Walking

Utilitarian walking, walking to actually get somewhere, as opposed to the alternative, walking for the sake of walking, is the topic of this category.


To get from i to j,

pedestrians and walkers all,

where is the best place to walk,

winter, spring, summer, and fall?



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6 Responses to Call for Nominations: Category 16: 2013 Best Place for Utilitarian Walking

  1. Andrew November 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    The Washington Ave bridge. Move along now.

  2. Reuben Collins
    Reuben Collins November 21, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Nicollet Mall

  3. Alex November 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    I like the diagonals – Loring Greenway, Washburn Fair Oaks Park, any of our multitude of surface parking lots but especially the strip mall(s) at Lake & Minnehaha and the parking lot next to Punch on East Hennepin (from which you can walk directly through the courtyard next to Our Lady of Lourdes and then down that awesome stair at Riverplace.

  4. Alex November 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    St Paul has the granddaddy of useful connectors though – the Selby walk down the hill to Kellogg (although the bottom segment of it is shamefully – or excitingly – unofficial).

  5. Bill Lindeke
    Bill Lindeke November 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    I agree w/ alex. Selby in St Paul, and Nicollet in Mpls are best places for [gulp] ultilitarian walking. I want it know, though, that I NEVER “utilitarian walk.” I am always strolling, wandering, or peripatetically perambulating, even if I’m going somewhere on purpose.

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