Could you get paid to walk?

The society benefits of motivating people to walk instead of drive are many, so why not pay the pedestrians?

Better health, better environment, better thrive, less stress… less traffic, less disease… less use of fossil fuels…  less expenses for road building and maintenance, more space for nature, parks and local food farming.  There are so many benefits of helping people to start a life on foot, instead of a life sitting and driving, that maybe it could actually be a much better investment for both cities and society to help people thrive, by paying them to walk. Instead of compensating them for all the trouble that comes from not walking… 

Free Creative commons Drawing By Frits Ahlefeldt

Drawing of a soup kitchen man with a pot full of money redistributing wealth
Paying people to walk, is that possible?

 

 

Written by Frits Ahlefeldt

Researching, writing & sketching up thoughts and ideas for a sustainable future, trails, places and technology on http://fritsAhlefeldt.com