I’ve lived in Kitchener/Waterloo for over ten years. I’ve tried to explore both cities but I’m severely limited by lack of transportation, and I’m also repelled by the major centers and arteries that I see too much of anyway. If I have to walk along King, Weber, or Erb Street to get somewhere, I'll get bored long before I arrive.
Then it occurred to me: we have over twenty bus lines in this area, but the only one I ever take is line seven. I could take the bus to some out-of-the-way, unexplored part of Kitchener/Waterloo…and then walk back! Not only would I see new factories, parks, and lawn ornaments, but I’d also get the exercise I’ve been sorely lacking!
So that’s my goal. Starting with bus line one, I’m going to take the bus to the furthest point on the route and see what nifty stuff I find there. “Why,” you ask? Answer: it beats eating snack food and trying to watch “Performance.”
PS: Walkable Neighbourhoods
How "walkable" is YOUR neighbourhood? Mine's a respectable 70%. The really nice parks aren't close enough for my taste, but no matter what I want, I can find it within walking distance.
But can I carry a bookcase home on my back? That's another question.