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?
Use the comments to argue in favor of a nominee for: Best Place for Utilitarian Walking
The Washington Ave bridge. Move along now.
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.
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).
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.
i also meander.