Even before I lived in a city that was decidedly “parking-hostile” I had started trying to walk everywhere within reason rather than walk. This primarily consisted of Work, Groceries, Coffee Shop and other reasonable errands.  I’d never codified the way I chose whether to walk or drive, but here goes.

I’m callling it the Rule of 20:

  • If it’s within 20 blocks, walk
  • If I’m carrying less than 20 lbs, walk
  • If it’s above 20 degrees F, walk