We are Walking in L.A.

Today’s Los Angeles Times published a letter to the editor from one of this blog’s fearless correspondents.  The letter responded to a Times editorial that claimed nobody walks in L.A.

In case you didn’t see it, here is the letter:

Shoe leather

Re “Pedal-power to the people,” Editorial, March 4

The Times is behind the times. Your editorial on the new bicycle plan begins by referencing the 1982 song “Walking in L.A.,” repeating its claim that nobody walks in L.A.

Well, this is 2011, and hundreds of thousands of people do walk in L.A. Many people now look for homes in neighborhoods where they can walk, bike and take transit — to avoid getting stuck in traffic, to help the environment, to build community and to improve their own health.

It’s not 1982 anymore.

Paul Lerner

Los Angeles

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