Jun 13, 2008

Walkers' Paradise


Today, The Morning Call features a story about how great our downtown's are for walking*. The feature shows a photograph of a most interesting couple and concludes all three main cities in the Lehigh Valley, including Allentown, are a "Walkers' Paradise." By 6:30 AM, two comments appeared questioning the story, especially the safety of walking in Allentown. A third commentator, Matthew Tuerk, then stated how safe Allentown was and how much he enjoyed walking to work in center city. Matt even mentioned he buys his groceries at the downtown Farmers Market on Wednesdays. Matt forgot to mention he works for Allentown Economic Development Corporation which sponsors that little market and promotes the downtown. Why can't people disclose their self aggrandizing? At least the article showed a really nice couple.

photocredit:harry fisher, morning call

*http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a1_5walkscore.6454554jun13,0,6323733.story

11 comments:

Bernie O'Hare said...

Michael, the woman is obviously beautiful, even though she turned her face to avoid being photographed with the turd next to her. The guy she's holding up is obviously heavily medicated and is probably on a day pass.

Mrs. Dottie said...

Good to see you walking with Diane!! It's not healthy to just eat,blog,and sit! ;D

Bill Villa said...

MM, I'd cut back on the daily mega-hours of compulsive sit-ups and crunches, your abdominal muscles look '6-pack' tight already and are bordering on looking freakishly over-developed like the incredible hulk or something ...

A.J.C. said...

I enjoy walking in Bethlehem. There's a little bit of everything within a couple of blocks!

Sarina said...

Nice photo. The paper hasn't boycotted you entirely! ;)

As for the downtown stuff, I live here as well and I walk to do a lot of errands. Post office, parking authority, bank, restaurants, and yes, I've patronized the new Growers Market, too. I don't work for city government and I can honestly tell you it's been great.

I don't feel in danger walking around downtown. Of course, at night, as in any city, I am more on guard, but so far so good (knock on wood).

Anonymous said...

My wife works for Wachovia at 7th / Hamilton - she often tells me about robberies at the Wachovia MAC machine that occur in the middle of the afternoon...I hate that.

Sarina, glad it's working for you, hope it continues! We need people like you to win the battle.

Anonymous said...

I walk from 3rd and Hamilton to Cedar Crest Park Mon-Fri starting at 6AM and it is a nice walk. So nice that I even took pics and put them in a column called URBAN WALKER, go see: www.lehighvalleyflavor.piczo.com ,
(Sorry for the shameless pug, MM)

Alfonso Todd

michael molovinsky said...

yes alfonso, i saw your photo's, your camera seems to take both cityscape and hineyscapes

Mrs. Dottie said...
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Mrs. Dottie said...

Sorry, I deleted my comment about hineyscapes.

Anonymous said...

The grower's market is a pretty great place to walk to on a Wednesday afternoon.