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Why more cities need to be built for walking

The first time I heard the hit single, “Walking in LA,” by eighties staple Missing Persons, I was already living in Los Angeles. After weathering almost a decade of slammed doors in my face, my bothersome status as a thirty-something writer stuck in the thankless world of retail, inspired some serious soul-searching that led to the intense desire for radical change.