An extensive network of these trails is planned and is currently being constructed.
Here is a link to and an explanation of these Houston trials.
An alternate economy could emerge on these trails.
Produce from vacant lots or from home gardens could be moved and exchanged for services of homemade clothes or furniture.
I don't mean this in an Uber sense with a same-as-usual company lobbying government for special privileges, but a people-based economy in response to the lack of good jobs and a national economy structured on leaving people behind.
Instead of government subsidizing stadiums and corporate welfare, why not a big bicycles to people program? With bicycles, everyday people could use these trails and determine for themselves what ways these trails are of the greatest value.
Schools could offer courses in urban agriculture. After-school and summer programs could teach people who to make their own things
We need to build our own structure if we are going to be so consistently sold out by our existing institutional structures.
City Government has a part to play in urban life, but it must respond to the reality of people's lives and not focus on big-ticket boondoggles or trendy entertainment districts.
There must be different, more sustainable and more hopeful ways to live than how we live in many respects at the moment.
We should explore these different ways of living in a time of public-policy gridlock, record corporate profits while wages stagnate and great technological change.
Here are some ideas for everyday resistance to this society.
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